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- n. Plural form of amoretto.
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The item is called a Skirty, and you can get one from www. amoretti-designs.com.
It contained an exquisite screen, a French ormolu desk, some elegant chairs and a certain lavishness of porcelain amoretti.
He was gazing idly at the baroque Italian candelabra in the painted dome above his head and reflecting how much more jolly it would have been if the posturing Loves and gilded amoretti had been replaced by lifelike models of the Board of Directors, when a subdued feminine voice in his ear startled him to attention.
Next came the brief period of their artistic glory; then the syncretism of the Renaissance, when these winged messengers were amalgamated with pagan _amoretti_ and began to flutter in foolish baroque fashion about the Queen of Heaven, after the pattern of the disreputable little genii attendant upon a Venus of a bad school.
The classical _amoretti_, of which many versions in bronze existed, were also frequently copied.
In 1594 he had been married to the lady celebrated in his somewhat artificial _amoretti_.