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Cagliostro

[kal-yoh-stroh; Italian kah-lyaws-traw] /kælˈyoʊ stroʊ; Italian kɑˈlyɔs trɔ/
noun
1.
Count Alessandro di
[ah-les-sahn-draw dee] /ˌɑ lɛsˈsɑn drɔ di/ (Show IPA),
(Giuseppe Balsamo) 1743–95, Italian adventurer and impostor.
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  • Then Cagliostro was called, but almost as a matter of form, and dismissed immediately.

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  • Cagliostro started, as if the question had roused him from a reverie.

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  • Ten years later we shall hear more of this couple under the name of Cagliostro.

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  • The king remained silent, and Cagliostro buried his head in his hands.

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  • He was actually charged with being a sorcerer, like Cagliostro, an accusation that reads very strange in the Nineteenth Century.

  • "Oh, that will be needless for you, madame," said Cagliostro.

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  • And Cagliostro pronounced these words in so thrilling a voice that every one was struck with horror.

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  • She left the room, and Cagliostro was about to follow her when Richelieu stopped him.

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  • Had not Cagliostro predicted some such fate to Gilbert for Mirabeau?

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  • "Let us speak of something else," said Cagliostro, sitting down.

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British Dictionary definitions for Cagliostro

Cagliostro

/Italian kaʎˈʎostro/
noun
1.
Count Alessandro di (alesˈsandro di), original name Giuseppe Balsamo. 1743–95, Italian adventurer and magician, who was imprisoned for life by the Inquisition for his association with freemasonry
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