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  • The Italian "zanni" was a stock servant character, often an intelligent and proud valet with abundant common sense, a love of practical jokes, and a tendency to be quarrelsome, cowardly, envious, vindictive, and treacherous.

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  • Here was a band of musicians, and there a group of dancers; on one spot the outré humour of a zanni provoked the never-failing laugh of an

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  • Undoubtedly, there are those who would be inclined to sneer at Switters, judging him in word and deed to have proven himself immature, frivolous, or even zany (to employ that stale adjective-from the Italian, zanni, a would-be or untalented clown-that the leaden are so fond of applying to characters less stodgy and predictable than they or their friends).

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  • Undoubtedly, there are those who would be inclined to sneer at Switters, judging him in word and deed to have proven himself immature, frivolous, or even zany (to employ that stale adjective-from the Italian, zanni, a would-be or untalented clown-that the leaden are so fond of applying to characters less stodgy and predictable than they or their friends).

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  • He's the coffee and doughnut boy for the defense also m had the # for zanni in her office! oh yea she doesnt have a office!! stupid me!

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  • So sad about Sandra, I read what you posted about her mother, thats what I've heard when a parent loses a child, gut wrenching screams. didnt m say zanni didnt want money for watching caylee??? cuz in ms idiot's depo it said jeff hopkins paid for both zack and caylee?

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  • Hang in there Cindy, your doing a fine job. funny if c thinks zanni is the code name for either jesse or amy they how did she give le zanni's curling iorn??? frank smitters@6: 48. .i suppose you have your checkbook out so you can donate to thier foundation … you know that boat has to have some gas to run???

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  • Hang in there Cindy, your doing a fine job. funny if c thinks zanni is the code name for either jesse or amy they how did she give le zanni's curling iorn??? frank smitters@6: 48. .i suppose you have your checkbook out so you can donate to thier foundation … you know that boat has to have some gas to run???

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  • So sad about Sandra, I read what you posted about her mother, thats what I've heard when a parent loses a child, gut wrenching screams. didnt m say zanni didnt want money for watching caylee??? cuz in ms idiot's depo it said jeff hopkins paid for both zack and caylee?

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