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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Della-Cruscan del-la-krus′kan belonging to, or resembling, the old Florentine Accademia della Crusca (1582), esp. of a group of sentimental English poetasters resident in Florence about 1784—crushed by Gifford's Baviad in 1794.
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In literature:

You are not Della Cruscan.
"The Complete Plays of Gilbert and Sullivan" by William Schwenk Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan
Had he grown up in England a hundred years ago he would have been a follower of the Della Cruscans.
"Marse Henry, Complete" by Henry Watterson
This squib was published in Florence, and at once aroused the hostility of the Della Cruscans.
"Roman Mosaics" by Hugh Macmillan
Of this there is a fine example in his controversy with Della Cruscans.
"Renaissance in Italy, Volumes 1 and 2" by John Addington Symonds