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  • I imagine that if Jimmy V were alive today and recognized the disparity between what is given to fight potential foreign aggression versus what is given to fight the cancer battle at home he might have said to the military, "Levati dai coglioni!"

    Mark Axelrod: Cancer: Jimmy Valvano versus the Stealth Bomber

  • Though Language is always Capo, sometimes we need the Consigliere to whisper in its ear—Time to go to the mattresses, Don Carlo, time for a new poetry con coglioni.

    The Best American Poetry 2008

  • There are at least two councillors who either lack a functioning moral compass or lack the coglioni to be able to stand up to the reprehensible behaviour of our not-so-beloved mayor and help put a stop to it.

    Archive 2006-04-01

  • A young fellow with a bullhorn gave the cue, and they responded: 'Padroni… baroni… fuori i coglioni!' which might be loosely translated,

    Can Venice Be Saved?

  • The Emperor saw this movement, and laughingly said to them, "Ah, coglioni! non fa male."

    Recollections of the private life of Napoleon

  • I opened my eyes, and saw a white man, of good countenance, who sighed, and who said between his teeth: '_O che sciagura d'essere senza coglioni!

    Candide

  • I wonder if Obama will join them at the bong line or if he'll show some coglioni.

    Babalú Blog: an island on the net without a bearded dictator

  • I opened my eyes, and saw a pretty fair-faced man, who sighed and muttered these words between his teeth, O che sciagura d’essere senza coglioni!

    Candide

  • "The name Colleoni is a distortion from the ancient Italian coglioni — now a bad word! — which means testicles.

    Canal Knowledge

  • (coglioni di mulo, named for their shape, "mule balls," pear-sized salami with a bar of lardo running through the center).

    Michael Ruhlman

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