from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A city of northwest Sicily, Italy, southwest of Palermo. The ruins of the ancient Greek settlement of Segesta are nearby.


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  • It's nice to sit in front of a wood fire in the winter, but we should all be feeling pretty guilty, said Joseph Alcamo, chief scientist at the UN Environment Programme.

    Wood fires fuel climate change – UN

  • These legislative changes were not yet reflected in previous long-term emission scenarios, as noted in Alcamo and others (1995) and Houghton and others (1995).

    Chapter 10

  • For instance, in the scenarios reviewed in Alcamo and others (1995), and Grbler (1994), per capita annual GDP growth rates typically are 1-3 percent for 1990-2100.

    Chapter 10

  • The range across the scenarios is consistent with earlier reviews of economic growth assumptions for long-term scenarios by Nordhaus and Yohe (1983), Grbler (1994), Manne and Richels (1994), and Alcamo and others (1995).

    Chapter 10

  • The "_Relievo dei Cavalli_" at Alcamo offers no _relief_ for you!

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 56, No. 345, July, 1844

  • Looking back with regret towards _Alcamo_, we see trains of mules, which still transact the internal commerce of the country, with large packsaddles on their backs; and when a halt takes place, these animals during their drivers 'dinner obtain their own ready-found meal, and browse away on three courses of vegetables and a dessert.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 56, No. 345, July, 1844

  • Having passed the three stifling hours of the day here, we proceed on our journey to _Alcamo_, a town of considerable size, which looks remarkably well from the plain at the distance of four miles -- an impression immediately removed on passing its high rampart gate.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 56, No. 345, July, 1844

  • The Dictator went as far as Alcamo to meet the hero of the last glorious fight of Rome, whom he greeted with delight and affection.

    The Liberation of Italy

  • Some stress has been laid on the testimony of Ibn Zobeir about the end of the twelfth century, and consequently not long before even the latest date assigned to Ciullo, that Alcamo itself was entirely Mussulman in belief.

    The Flourishing of Romance and the Rise of Allegory (Periods of European Literature, vol. II)

  • At this seat were Peter of Vignes (_Petrus de Vineis_), who passes as inventor of the sonnet; Ciullo of Alcamo, author of the first known

    Initiation into Literature


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