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  • These "pozzi," or wells, were sunk in the thick walls, under the flooring of the chamber at the foot of the Bridge of Sighs.

    The Aldine, Vol. 5, No. 1., January, 1872 A Typographic Art Journal

  • Reply to this maria grazia pozzi what a nice interview! another voice, another bridge …

    Global Voices in English » Translator of the week: Carolina Chandra Rumuat

  • In the last half century, the wells (or pozzi, as they're known) that grace the campi of the Venice have been sealed over with concrete and then, typically, crowned with a ultra-heavy cast-iron lid.

    Master Thieves at Work

  • I did get Ongania's book on the Wellheads (pozzi) in Venice.

    Giudecca at the End of the 19th Century

  • Most immediately, he knew now where he was: back in the Palazzo Ducale, in the dank cells known as the _pozzi_.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • "The cells of the _pozzi_ are ... only for short stays."

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • It is possible, however, that Jacopo Foscari may have been confined in the _pozzi_ at different times about the middle of the fifteenth century.

    Venetian Life

  • Venetian annals; for it is not to be expected that the less tragic fortunes of Carlo Zeno and Vittore Pisani, who may also have been imprisoned in the _pozzi_, can move the true sentimentalizer.

    Venetian Life

  • To a man, they struggled to shun the illustrious captivity designed them, and escaped from the _pozzi_ by every artifice of fact and figure.

    Venetian Life

  • Political offenders were not confined in the "prison on each hand" of the poet, but in the famous _pozzi_ (literally, wells) or dungeons under the Ducal Palace.

    Venetian Life

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