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  • Nel quarto si mostrano le liste del presentar le vivande in tavola, cosi di grasso come di magro ….

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • It is available on market days in many towns from a truck; one can request it “magro” (lean), “grasso” (fat) or “misto” or “mezzo-mezzo” (mixed, half-and-half).

    A Tasty Sandwich Near Siena - Bitten Blog - NYTimes.com

  • In Pd II 76-8, 'sì come comparte | lo grasso e 'l magro un corpo, così questo | nel suo volume cangerebbe carte', where the moon is compared to a book whose pages are of varying thickness.

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • Sam Donaldson invited his guest, Richard Grasso, the chairman of the New York Stock Exchange, to comment on the "crisis of confidence" in corporate America. grasso: We've got to root out the bad people, punish them, and we've got to make certain that the accountants and the independent directors that oversee the more than twelve thousand publicly traded corporations in America perform their job …

    Books About Schnooks

  • But opposites cure opposites, (contrary to the homoeopathic rule,) and their _magro_ makes them _grasso_.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 24, October, 1859

  • There was now an interval of peace, during which the greater guilds (known as the popolo grasso) strove gradually to restrict the rights of the lesser guilds, which in the end found themselves shut out from all public offices.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Fathers of the Church-Gregory XI

  • And he had chattered idly to Gaspare about Sicilian things, always Sicilian things; about the fairs and the festivals, Capo d'Anno and Carnevale, martedì grasso with its

    The Call of the Blood

  • Giovedi grasso, when an acrobat descended by a rope from the summit of the Campanile to the feet of the Doge, who was a spectator from the loggia of the Ducal Palace.

    Seeing Europe with Famous Authors, Volume 7 Italy, Sicily, and Greece (Part One)

  • _I_ -- Do you know, Filomena, that I eat _grasso_?

    Recollections of My Childhood and Youth

  • Each effort after expansion provoked an obstinate resistance from those families who held the rights of burghership; and thus the technical terms _primo popolo_, _secondo popolo_, _popolo grasso_, _popolo minuto_, frequently occurring in the records of the Republics, indicate several stages in the progress from oligarchy to democracy.

    Renaissance in Italy, Volume 1 (of 7) The Age of the Despots

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