Definitions

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  • proper n. Province of Molise, Italy.
  • proper n. Town and capital of Campobasso and also the capital of Molise.

Etymologies

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From Italian Campobasso.

Examples

  • That’s what he said about the bread, the round crusty loaf he called Campobasso bread, after the name of the store, which itself was named for a mountain town on the spine of Italy.

    Underworld

  • What she knew about the knife grinder was that he came from the same region as Jimmy’s people, near a town called Campobasso, in the mountains, where boys were raised to sharpen knives.

    Underworld

  • A recent Italian survey conducted by the Catholic University in Campobasso, found that 6.7 grams of dark chocolate per day (about a half a bar per week) was the ideal amount for a protective effect against inflammation and subsequent cardiovascular disease.

    Karen Leland: Valentine's Day: A Chocolate State of Mind

  • For years, I have been telling Bianchi that it needed to move it's warehouse from Telgate-Bergamo to Reggio di Calabria, or perhaps Campobasso, but they didn't listen.

    Naked Intent: What Lies Beneath

  • Countess Isabelle of Croye, and a better husband to her than Campobasso, who is a base Italian cullion! —

    Quentin Durward

  • On this occasion, Campobasso gave his opinion, couched in the apologue of the Traveller, the Adder, and the Fox; and reminded the Duke of the advice which Reynard gave to the man, that he should crush his mortal enemy, now that chance had placed his fate at his disposal.

    Quentin Durward

  • In the course of the third day, the Count of Campobasso brought his

    Quentin Durward

  • Above all, when the thought of Campobasso, the unworthy favourite of Duke

    Quentin Durward

  • This happened, the quake was centered around the Campobasso area, if that means anything to anybody.

    CNN Transcript Oct 31, 2002

  • That is in the Appernine (ph) Mountains on the Adriatic side, and this region that is near Campobasso.

    CNN Transcript Oct 31, 2002

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