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Bocca

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Bocca The round hole in the furnace of a glass manufactory through which the fused glass is taken out.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bocca The round hole in a glass-furnace by which the fused glass is taken out.
    • n bocca A name applied by the natives of French Congo to a shrub of the dogbane family, Tabernanthe Bocca, which is planted about their villages for the sake of its medicinal roots. Compare iboga.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
It., mouth

Usage

In literature:

Rome: 43 Via Bocca di Leone, 30 piano.
"Life and Letters of Robert Browning" by Mrs. Sutherland Orr
Our foot strikes against the head of Bocca.
"Selected Prose of Oscar Wilde with a Preface by Robert Ross" by Oscar Wilde
And therewith, CON LA BOCCA DOLCE, we will rise from this Supper of Horrors.
"History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XXI. (of XXI.) Frederick The Great--Afternoon and Evening of Friedrich's Life--1763-1786" by Thomas Carlyle
You have often heard it said, that the purity of the Italian is to be found in the lingua Toscana, and bocca Romana.
"Travels Through France and Italy" by Tobias Smollett
He begged that a priest might be sent for from Bocca della Verita.
"The Saint" by Antonio Fogazzaro
Here he entered the Gulf of Paria, and came out by the Bocca de Dragone, or Dragons-mouth.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. II" by Robert Kerr
The Great War Mandarin, Kwolang-lin sailed from the Bocca Tigris into the sea to fight the pirates.
"The Pirates Own Book" by Charles Ellms
You remember the Piazza della Bocca della Verita at Rome?
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 15, No. 90, June, 1875" by Various
The passion-play began at a house, Via della Bocca della Verita, No.
"Pagan and Christian Rome" by Rodolfo Lanciani
Otto Fiabe (Terzo Saggio) e Novelle Siciliane raccolte dalla bocca del Popolo ed annotate da Giuseppe Pitre.
"Italian Popular Tales" by Thomas Frederick Crane
The fly in the ointment was in the Austrian hold on the Bocca di Cattaro.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume IV (of 8)"
The costumes of some of the villages along the shores of the Bocca are very pretty.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine -- Volume 57, No. 351, January 1845" by Various
Published by Fratelli Bocca, Turin and Lausanne.
"Criminal Man" by Gina Lombroso-Ferrero
But, late as it was, they were not the only travellers afoot and bound for Bocca d'Arno.
"Vestigia" by George Fleming
However, we have passed real strong forts and veritable heavy cannon, to get through the Bocca Tigris.
"The International Monthly, Volume 4, No. 1, August, 1851" by Various
The Bocca di Cattaro is of the same kind as, and not much inferior to, the Bosphorus.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 60, No. 372, October 1846" by Various
Next Browning speaks of this Bocca as being a 'live man.
"The Browning Cyclopædia" by Edward Berdoe
A bark was lying in the Bocca del Chica river, waiting for 800 lbs.
"The Monarchs of the Main, Volume III (of 3)" by Walter Thornbury
The church, called Bocca di Fuoco, was likewise a temple.
"Ruins of Ancient Cities (Vol. I of II)" by Charles Bucke
On leaving, we turn again E. to the church of S. Martino, with a Bocca del Leone (p. 248) in the facade.
"Venice and its Story" by Thomas Okey
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In poetry:

"Quanti baci, quand'ero ancor fanciulla,
"Su queste spalle secche e questa bocca
"Ora, bazza a chi tocca!
"Io vo' morir, che non son buona a nulla!
"Veritas, Vanitas!" by Ferdinando Fontana
Constretto anche tu sei del tuo mistero,
vittima consacrata al Mare Ignoto;
e la bocca tua bella grida a vòto
contra il fato che tolseti l'impero.
"Il Prigioniero" by Gabriele D Annunzio

In news:

In addition to starring in This Wonderful Life, John Farmanesh-Bocca's long résumé includes stints as artistic director of the experimental Big Sur Theatre Lab and as acting coach on One Life to Live.
In late-October, Bocca Di Bacco, the beloved neighborhood Italian restaurant in New York's Hell's Kitchen and Theater District, will open a third location in a historic landmark building in Chelsea.
In late-October, Bocca Di Bacco, the beloved neighborhood Italian restaurant in New York's Hell's Kitchen and Theater District, will open a third location in a historic landmark building in Chelsea.
Bocca by Jacob Kenedy.
' Bocca ' by Jacob Kenedy is a celebration of Italian food and its rich flavors.
Ricotta tortelloni with burnt walnut pesto is a dish that Jacob Kenedy – the noted chef of the acclaimed London restaurant Bocca – identifies with the Puglia region of Italy.
La Bocca Urban Pizzeria & Wine Bar.
La Bocca offers white sangria by the glass or pitcher.
In addition to starring in This Wonderful Life, John Farmanesh- Bocca 's long résumé includes stints as artistic director of the experimental Big Sur Theatre Lab and as acting coach on One Life to Live.
Livin' la vida La Bocca : Mill Avenue's newest eatery offers pizzas and bruschetta in an upscale environment.
La Bocca Urban Pizzeria and Wine Bar.
And for the recipes, he approached Jacob Kenedy, co-founder of the Italian restaurant La Bocca di Lupo in London.
Produced by Anna Godano, Franco Bocca Gelsi, Fabrizio Cerato.
A four-story palazzo at the corner of Via Bocca di Leone and the storied Via Condotti, above the Ferragamo flagship store.
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In science:

Boccas, M., Ashley, M. C. B., Phillips, M. A., Schinckel, A. E. T., & Storey, J. W. V. 1998, Antarctic Fiber Optic Spectrometer, PASA, 110, 306 Boggs, S. E. et al. 1998, A high resolution gamma-ray and hard X-ray spectrometer (HIREGS) for long duration bal loon flights, Adv. in Space.
The History of Astrophysics in Antarctica
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