from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The cemented fluvioglacial gravels of northern Italy.
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Tuscany, Christmas is simply called ceppo (block, log -- Bonaccorsi, op. cit., p. 145, n.
In northern Italy also the _ceppo_ or log is (or was) known -- the
[Footnote: Above the first sketch we find, in the original, this note: "_Sopra il pote rubaconte alla torricella_"; and by the second, which represents a pier of a bridge, "_Sotto l'ospedal del ceppo.