from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A prepared chicken-skin, used by miniaturists.


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  • Museum of the Capitol; and the two large blocks of _alabastro a pecorella_, brought from the Villa of Hadrian, in the fourth portico of the Vatican, the largest and most beautiful specimens of this very rare alabaster in Rome, distinguished by white circular blotches, like

    Roman Mosaics Or, Studies in Rome and Its Neighbourhood

  • After an interview in which he replied _viva voce_, Francis, not to leave any sort of doubt or hesitation in the mind of him whom he surnamed his little sheep of God, _pecorella di Dio_, wrote to him again:

    Life of St. Francis of Assisi


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