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  • La cucina is the heart of the fattoria, and has formed the backdrop to the lives of our family, the Fiores, as far back as, and further than, anyone can remember.

    La Cucina by Lily Prior: Questions 2000

  • And again, on a never-to-be-forgotten evening on the Nemi lake, when, on descending from Genzano to the strawberry-farm that now holds the site of the famous temple of Diana Nemorensis, we found a beautiful youth at the fattoria, who for a few pence undertook to show us the fragments that remain.

    Writer's Recollections Ward, Mrs Humphry 1918

  • Gufoni, which is only the extended fattoria, its place chosen by the accident of agricultural business.

    The Spirit of Rome Vernon Lee 1895

  • 'Ecco! la fattoria,' said the driver, pointing to it.

    Eleanor Humphry Ward 1885

  • Along the road it is possible to taste good Chianti wine having a snack at fattoria della Villa di Zano.

    EzineArticles 2010

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    Westword | Complete Issue 2009

  • Teppei (\ "Tepp\") Takamiya è il guardiano di una fattoria nell\'isola Kamui, nel nord del Giappone.

    unknown title 2009

  • _fattoria_, who for a few pence undertook to show us the fragments that remain.

    A Writer's Recollections — Volume 2 Humphry Ward 1885


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  • Italian - farm, not factory. Interestingly this subject throws up another false friend in fabbrica, factory not fabric. To cover all options, spread your investments between a farm and a fabric factory and you shall live in peace.

    May 13, 2009

  • fabrika also means 'factory' in SBC (and, I warrant, several other European languages).

    I often see the false friend effect with sensible, which means 'sensitive' in (many? all?) Romance languages.

    May 14, 2009

  • The first Vexample is spam. Funny spam.

    November 26, 2009

  • 'Ecco! la fattoria,' said the driver, pointing to it.

    Am I the only one amused by the uselessly generic nature of this 'vexample'?

    I mean, it could be a pig, it could be the Book of kells, it could be bilby's laundry hamper, a vexing syntactical error in "The da Vinci Code", la plume de ma tante. Anything, really.

    November 26, 2009

  • Now, this pronunciation was hard.

    November 26, 2009

  • Do they have auctioneers in your corner of the world?!

    November 26, 2009

  • What did the second pronunciation say? It was pretty good!

    (Accidentally read uselessness' comment as 'Do that have auctioneers in your useless corner of the world?'

    November 26, 2009

  • I'm just reading the first Vexample.

    By the way, can I call you "P(_)"?

    November 26, 2009

  • If you're into regex, try _? to indicate a possible underscore. ;-)

    November 26, 2009

  • Just to clear up any confusion, this is my laundry hamper.

    November 26, 2009

  • I didn't see any evidence of droopy drawers.

    November 26, 2009

  • Have to ask stickypaws-hyperbores-manicjackdaws-forgottenwars-laststraws frogapplause about that.

    November 26, 2009

  • You can call me anything you like, Pro, given it's not offensive of course.

    And wow, does frogapplause have a loooong name.


    November 26, 2009

  • Has anyone asked bilby why there's a stuffed emperor penguin in his laundry hamper?

    November 30, 2009

  • Too afraid to. What if he gave an honest answer?

    November 30, 2009

  • Would he fabricate something about how its fabric was fabricated at a factory farm?

    November 30, 2009

  • That's exactly something he could do.

    And very well too.


    November 30, 2009

  • It's a crested penguin. And he's too snobby to go to the dry-cleaner's.

    November 30, 2009

  • Typical. Aren't all penguins snobby!

    November 30, 2009

  • Funny; I only have that problem with my Magellanics.

    December 1, 2009