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  • The original was a video nasty classic of gargantuan bodily part proportions, so I expect that the sequels directed by Italian mastro Lucio Fulci will have equal doses of palpable blood and gore for fans of that sort of thing.

    This Week’s Essential SCARY Movies for Free T.V Guide | Obsessed With Film 2007

  • It is true that I should not have set my heart upon such a transitory and evanescent terrestrial object like a pumpkin pie so near to T. T.oterson, imported pie soloist, doughnut mastro and feminine virtuoso, but I did, and so I returned from the pantry desolate.

    Remarks Bill Nye 1873

  • _Zio_ concluded his story with childlike self-satisfaction: "When I learnt about all this, I was only an apprentice; now I am _mastro

    Recollections of My Childhood and Youth Georg Morris Cohen Brandes 1884


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  • "The artisan with superior skills was the most respected and was usually addressed as mastro. Each trade had its mastri—artisans who received the most important commissions and presided over the apprenticeships of young boys fortunate enough to be selected by them."

    —Jerre Mangione and Ben Morreale, La Storia: Five Centuries of the Italian American Experience (New York: HarperPerennial, 1992), 49

    December 2, 2009