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  • I want, you to give me an extra touch of your art -- not on my chin, no; but on the zazzera, which is as tangled as your Florentine politics.


  • The head, which is low and flat above the forehead, rising swiftly backward from the crown, carries a thick bushy shock of hair curling at the ends, such as the Italians call a _zazzera_.

    Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Second Series

  • A black broad-brimmed hat was thrown back upon his matted _zazzera_ of dark hair tipped with dusky brown.

    New Italian sketches

  • Madonna Romola with a rusty chin and a tangled _zazzera_.


  • _bella zazzera_ -- the hyacinthine locks, you do not choose to part with; and there is no need.


  • I shall have to dress the zazzera for the betrothal before long -- is it not true? "



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  • (Italian) a thick mass of hair

    August 11, 2018