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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Boiardo, Matteo Maria 1440?-1494. Italian lyric poet known for his unfinished romantic epic Orlando Innamorato (1487).

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  • But their taste and composition must have been extremely barbarous, as we may judge by those who followed the turn of their fable in much politer times; such as Boiardo,

    Poetical Works of Akenside

  • Fiumara has been implicated in numerous murders - but never convicted of any - since he cut his gangster teeth working for the legendary Livingston, New Jersey mobster Ruggiero (Richie The Boot) Boiardo in the 1960s.

    Jerry Capeci: Cancer Takes Fierce Mobster: Tino Fiumara, 69

  • Mr. Vinceti's sleuthing began a decade ago while shooting a documentary on Boiardo in his hometown.

    Next on CSI: Renaissance, Who Killed Caravaggio?

  • "Everyone told me that we'd never find Boiardo," Mr. Vinceti recalled.

    Next on CSI: Renaissance, Who Killed Caravaggio?

  • The Feds also took a keen interest because for ten years they had been searching for a way to crack the Boiardo crime syndicate and the Joe Paterno mob in New Jersey; Festa was their entrée.

    The Mob and Me

  • Two hoods who represented Anthony “Tony Boy” Boiardo stopped by his office to pick up a 10 percent kickback for the award of the contract.

    The Mob and Me

  • He realized that Tony Boy was the son of Ruggiero “Richie the Boot” Boiardo, a ruthless Genovese capo, but he refused to pay.

    The Mob and Me

  • The Boot lived in a baronial setting—a huge stone mansion, several smaller houses, an aviary, a deer park, a greenhouse, two pools, and a life-sized statue of Boiardo on horseback, flanked by busts of his relatives.

    The Mob and Me

  • After several months, Mayor Addonizio, Tony Boy Boiardo, and thirteen city officials and contractors were convicted of corruption charges and income-tax evasion.

    The Mob and Me

  • Take his profile of the Newark mob boss Ruggiero “Richie the Boot” Boiardo, whom Sopranos creator David Chase has called an inspiration for Tony Soprano (a fact oddly unmentioned in the book).

    100 Reasons Not to Move to New Jersey, Including the Real-Life Tony Soprano « One-Minute Book Reviews

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