Definitions

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  • n. A long, low war galley used by the Neapolitans and Sicilians in the early part of the nineteenth century.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A long, low war galley used by the Neapolitans and Sicilians in the early part of the nineteenth century.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Nautical, a fast-rowing war-boat of Naples and Sicily.

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Italian (Wiktionary)

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  • I wonder if she's related to skipvia. ;->

    February 5, 2008

  • A former colleague of mine was called Gwendy Scampavia. For some reason, we found it amusing that she worked in Quality Control.

    February 5, 2008

  • A swift sailing vessel used in the Mediterranean. (From Italian scampare, to run off or decamp + via, way.)

    February 5, 2008