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[ahr-noh; for 2 also Italian ahr-naw] /ˈɑr noʊ; for 2 also Italian ˈɑr nɔ/
Peter (Curtis Arnoux Peters) 1904–68, U.S. cartoonist and author.
a river flowing W from central Italy to the Ligurian Sea. 140 miles (225 km) long. Unabridged
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  • I took a suite of rooms which looked out on the bank of the Arno.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  • When we got back to the Arno we found she had been hit by shrapnel, but no damage.

  • Can this be stopped and Arno sent (to) Mercedes to water at once?

  • No amount of wishing will fill the Arno, as your people say, or turn a plum into an orange.

    Romola George Eliot
  • At Florence, in 1304, on boats on the Arno, devils were represented at work.


    William Graham Sumner
  • The Arno is deep and a foreigner the less in the city will not be noticed.

    Wagner, the Wehr-Wolf George W. M. Reynolds
  • Like the Arno at Florence, it seems troubled with a chronic thirst.

    Foot-prints of Travel Maturin M. Ballou
  • The rooms the Signora promised us in her letter would have looked over the Arno.

    A Room With A View E. M. Forster
British Dictionary definitions for Arno


a river in central Italy, rising in the Apennines and flowing through Florence to the Ligurian Sea. Length: about 240 km (150 miles)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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