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

  • LakeMaggiore A lake of northern Italy and southern Switzerland. Nearly surrounded by peaks of the Lepontine Alps, it is a major resort area.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Greater, in respect to scales, intervals, etc., when used in opposition to minor; major.


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  • But objectively speaking, I'd have to say the sweetest thing about San Giorgio Maggiore is the honey the monks make in their garden apiaries.


  • One would think that with the advent of all of the drugs, the drops in death rates, the seemingly reduction of suffering of people with AIDS globally, beliefs such as Maggiore's would die like other snake oil treatments.

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  • Italian lakes, such as Maggiore, Como, Garda, and others, there are vast moraines which are proved by their contents to have come from the upper Alpine valleys above the lakes.

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  • The prototype only made one short flight on 4 March 1921 over Lake Maggiore in Italy.

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  • TRAIL TIME: There is mountain biking near the home as well as at Lake Maggiore, a picturesque recreation area about 30 minutes away.

    Mountain-Biking Meccas

  • Wetag Consulting Immobiliare SA There is mountain biking near the home as well as at Lake Maggiore, a picturesque recreation area about 30 minutes away.

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  • On Sunday 17 May 2009 at 4: 00pm in the Basilica of St. Nicolò in Lecco, the solemn celebration of Ambrosian Vespers in Latin for the 6th Sunday after Easter will be presided over by Msgr. Valentino Miserachs Grau, president of the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music in Rome, and master of the Liberian Chapel of the Patriarchal Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore.

    President of Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music to Preside at Ambrosian Vespers

  • With today being the Feast of the Dedication of the Roman Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore it seemed fitting to share a few details and images from the sights of that venerable structure.

    The Papal Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore

  • Professional photos have been made available from the Byzantine episcopal consecration of Archbishop Cyril Vasil 'S.J., which recently took place in the papal basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore.

    More Photos from the Consecration of Archbishop Cyril Vasil' S.J.

  • The other one is called the parting of Lot and Abraham in the nave of Santa Maria Maggiore, ca. 432-440.

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