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- n. Plural form of pinetum.
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Albano, -- or spending a day in wandering among the ruins of the Etruscan city of Veii, lost to the world so long ago that even the site of it was unknown to the Caesars, -- or strolling by the shore at Ostia, or under the magnificent _pineta_ at Castel Fusano, whose lofty trees repeat, as in a dream, the sound of the blue Mediterranean that washes the coast at half a mile distant.
The little pineta or grove rather of young pines, very close together and tufty, which open out and close fanlike in long green avenues, each with its prismatic star of shivering light, as we race through in the motor.
If the mountains of the island of Pinos, which present at the same time (as it is said by the first historians of the conquest) the pineta and palmeta, be visible at the distance of twenty sea leagues, they must attain a height of more than five hundred toises: I have been assured that they also are formed of a limestone altogether similar to that of
Anghiera, Peter Martyr de, remarked that the palmeta and pineta were found associated together, 282, 283; first recognized (1510) that the limit of perpetual snow continues to ascend as we approach the equator, 329.
This acute observer, whom nothing escaped, mentions the fact in his journal as a remarkable circumstance, and his friend Anghiera, the secretary of Frdinand the Catholic, remarks with astonishment "that 'palmeta' and 'pineta' are found associated together in the newly-discovered land."