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campo santo

[kahm-paw sahn-taw] /ˈkɑm pɔ ˈsɑn tɔ/
noun, plural Italian, campi santi
[kahm-pee sahn-tee] /ˈkɑm pi ˈsɑn ti/ (Show IPA).
Spanish, campos santos
[kahm-paws sahn-taws] /ˈkɑm pɔs ˈsɑn tɔs/ (Show IPA)
1.
Italian, Spanish. a cemetery.
Origin of campo santo
literally, holy field
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  • The campo santo is full of ancient tombs, frescoes, modern busts, and morsels of sculpture of all ages and descriptions.

    The Greville Memoirs Charles C. F. Greville
  • And so they go, up the white, dusty road, to the campo santo.

  • I remarked the tomb of that elegant fabulist Pignotti; the last personage of celebrity buried in the campo santo.

    The Diary of an Ennuye Anna Brownell Jameson
  • He opened the portfolio; it contained views of the campo santo at Pisa.

    Loss and Gain John Henry Newman
  • The gipsy departed alone for the campo santo, since my Spanish friend was too much afraid of witchcraft to go there with her.

    Carmen Prosper Merimee
  • In the campo santo they listened to a musical mass for the dead.

    Robert Browning Edward Dowden
  • I raised a company of fifty brave young men, whom I led to the campo santo.

    The World's Greatest Books, Vol IX. Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
  • Pimpernel Schley would be an outrage in that campo santo of yours.

    The Woman With The Fan Robert Hichens
  • After an early breakfast we went sight-seeing; and isn't the campo santo the very quaintest thing you ever saw?

    The Lightning Conductor C. N. Williamson

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