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Cagliostro

[kal-yoh-stroh; Italian kah-lyaws-traw]
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noun
  1. Count A·les·san·dro di [ah-les-sahn-draw dee] /ˌɑ lɛsˈsɑn drɔ di/, Giuseppe Balsamo, 1743–95, Italian adventurer and impostor.
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Examples from the Web for cagliostro

Historical Examples

  • Cagliostro was ordered by the Inquisition to explain the meaning of this paper.

    Art in England</p>

    Dutton Cook

  • Cagliostro continued: "What is the first requisite to life?"

    The Queen's Necklace</p>

    Alexandre Dumas pre

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

    The Queen's Necklace</p>

    Alexandre Dumas pre

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

    The Queen's Necklace</p>

    Alexandre Dumas pre

  • "It is not necessary for you to suffer, sir," said Cagliostro.

    The Queen's Necklace</p>

    Alexandre Dumas pre


British Dictionary definitions for cagliostro

Cagliostro

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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