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  • noun an administrative region of Italy.

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  • proper noun A former mountainous region of central Italy that borders the Adriatic Sea; properly Abruzzi e Molise; now separated into Abruzzo and Molise.

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  • noun a mountainous region of central Italy on the Adriatic


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  • Liberatore alla Majella, which lies to the south of Manoppello (eight miles southwest of Chieto, in the Abruzzi), see _Monumenti Storici ed. Artistici degli Abruzzi_, by V. Bindi, Naples, 1889, Part I. (Testo), pp. 655, _sq_.

    The Works of Lord Byron. Vol. 4 George Gordon Byron Byron 1806

  • He's from Abruzzi, which is the same as Abruzzo, which is where I went in November.

    readersguide Diary Entry readersguide 2007

  • The Abruzzi were the focus of the Carbonaro doctrines, and thither the general had been despatched with his brigade.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 61, No. 376, February, 1847 Various

  • Prefetta was not only in Gascony, it was also in Aquitaine, and, notwithstanding this, it was in Spain and also in the Abruzzi, which is a region of Italy between Naples and Taranto, if I understand correctly.

    Castellinaria and Other Sicilian Diversions Henry Festing Jones 1889

  • It's hard to imagine a present-day version of Prince Luigi Amedeo, Duke of the Abruzzi, who helped establish the standard route up K2 and lost two fingers to frostbite on a failed North Pole expedition in 1899.

    The Gentleman Adventurer Darrell Hartman 2011

  • This simple appetizer is another one learned from my in-laws, the Cinquinos, and is something my father-in law's mother from Abruzzi used to make.

    Maria Rodale: Easy Organic Party Appetizers, Part 3: Raw Fennel Maria Rodale 2011

  • Dean & Deluca, the American gourmet grocery chain, currently distributes several varieties, including organic Greek and Italian Abruzzi saffron.

    The Purple Gold of La Mancha J. S. Marcus 2011

  • How do you do my name is Luigi and I am the Duke of Abruzzi.

    What Matters Is Round John Olson 2011

  • She took photographs for him in the uncharted region of the Abruzzi and in the new, mapless towns of Africa, in rebuilt Germany and where motorways now changed for ever the old roads of England.

    William Trevor | An Idyll in Winter 2011

  • Over 4,000 square miles of the Abruzzi were directly affected by the quake.

    How Google Can Help Rebuild L'Aquila Barnaby Gunning 2010


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