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[tos-kuh; Italian taws-kah] /ˈtɒs kə; Italian ˈtɔs kɑ/
an opera (1900) by Giacomo Puccini. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • For the moment Cavaradossi forgets Angelotti; then, however, urges Tosca to leave him, so that he may continue with his work.

  • Scarpia eats in Tosca and the heroine kills him with a table knife.

    The Merry-Go-Round Carl Van Vechten
  • It being granted, he begins to write, but soon loses himself in memories of Tosca.

  • They are dancing, while waiting for Tosca, who is to sing in the cantata.

  • With Tosca Scarpia begins his interview quietly, deferentially.

  • Kneeling beside him Tosca lavishes tears and kisses upon him.

  • With trembling hand Tosca, standing at the table, raises to her lips the wineglass filled for her by Scarpia.

  • The life of Tosca's lover is in the hands of the man who has told her how she may save him.

  • Tosca elects to be comforted, and with a final thrust she goes out, requesting her lover to change the lady's eyes to black ones.

    Giacomo Puccini Wakeling Dry

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