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  • A city of western Italy on the Arno River near the Tyrrhenian Sea. An important Etruscan town, it developed into a powerful maritime republic in the 9th to 11th centuries but was crushed by Genoa in 1284. Florence controlled the city from 1406 to 1509. The campanile of its cathedral, built 1174-c. 1350, is the famed Leaning Tower of Pisa. Population: 87,200.

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  • proper n. City and capital of the province of Pisa, Italy.
  • proper n. Province of Tuscany, Italy.

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  • n. a city in Tuscany; site of the famous Leaning Tower


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From Italian Pisa.



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  • Haha, like it.

    April 9, 2014

  • A view from the top they say skews

    Aslant and askance your Tuscan views.

    But to enter the tower

    Takes over an hour

    Of patiently minding Pisan queues.

    April 9, 2014

  • Someone at Wiktionary hard at work on the etymologies.

    April 9, 2014

  • As I pee, sir, I see Pisa!

    November 23, 2009