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- n. A confidence trick in which the victim is falsely diagnosed with a curse or other ailment that can supposedly only be cured by the trickster.
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The second scene opens with a strong sextet ( "Sola, sola, in bujo loco"), followed by the ludicrously solemn appeal of Leporello, "Ah! pieta, signori miei," and that aria beloved of all tenors, "Il mio tesoro."