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Tuscany

[tuhs-kuh-nee] /ˈtʌs kə ni/
noun
1.
a region in W central Italy: formerly a grand duchy. 8879 sq. mi. (22,995 sq. km).
Italian Toscana.
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  • He enhanced the endowment by diligent study in the high school at Prato, in Tuscany, where he spent his boyhood.

    Idling in Italy Joseph Collins
  • The most costly pictures in the room, are from the gallery of the grand duke of Tuscany.

  • The models which she sought had to be sought elsewhere, in Athens, in old Rome, in modern Tuscany.

  • His defeat gave the final blow to the Ghibeline cause in Tuscany.

    Dante: His Times and His Work Arthur John Butler
  • For this purpose she demanded a passport of the government of Tuscany, and it was accorded her.

    Queen Hortense L. Mhlbach
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Tuscany

/ˈtʌskənɪ/
noun
1.
a region of central Italy, on the Ligurian and Tyrrhenian Seas: corresponds roughly to ancient Etruria; a region of numerous small states in medieval times; united in the 15th and 16th centuries under Florence; united with the rest of Italy in 1861. Capital: Florence. Pop: 3 516 296 (2003 est). Area: 22 990 sq km (8876 sq miles) Italian name Toscana
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