from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In ceramics, a large Tuscan earthenware vessel used for holding oil, grain, etc.
  • n. An Italian oil-measure, equal in Lucca and Modena to 26⅜ United States (old wine) gallons: but in the Lombardo-Venetian system of 1803 tho coppo or cappo was precisely a deciliter.


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  • Benito jumped to his feet, and skipped a little along the edge of the coppo tiles while Marco held his breath, expecting him to fall.

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  • Bruce Rideout from victoria, Canada writes: Br; p I was a little more specific ie - Zap me UNNECESSARILY with that thing and I'll ....... coppo Jan M from Canada writes: Put yourself in Mr. Dziekanski's place - no language to communicate, unfamiliar surroundings, no one assisted you for hours, and you had not eaten for a long time, you were in distress, etc.

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