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Cagliostro

[kal-yoh-stroh; Italian kah-lyaws-traw] /kælˈyoʊ stroʊ; Italian kɑˈlyɔs trɔ/
noun
1.
Count Alessandro di
[ah-les-sahn-draw dee] /ˌɑ lɛsˈsɑn drɔ di/ (Show IPA),
(Giuseppe Balsamo) 1743–95, Italian adventurer and impostor.
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  • Cagliostro was ordered by the Inquisition to explain the meaning of this paper.

    Art in England

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

    The Queen's Necklace

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

    The Queen's Necklace

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

    The Queen's Necklace

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

    The Queen's Necklace

    Alexandre Dumas pre
  • "Oh, that will be needless for you, madame," said Cagliostro.

    The Queen's Necklace

    Alexandre Dumas pre
  • She left the room, and Cagliostro was about to follow her when Richelieu stopped him.

    The Queen's Necklace

    Alexandre Dumas pre
  • Cagliostro shrugged his shoulders, as though he were talking to a madman.

    The Queen's Necklace

    Alexandre Dumas pre
  • "Let us speak of something else," said Cagliostro, sitting down.

    The Queen's Necklace

    Alexandre Dumas pre
  • "Now that we have renewed our acquaintance, let us converse," said Cagliostro.

    The Queen's Necklace

    Alexandre Dumas pre
British Dictionary definitions for Cagliostro

Cagliostro

/Italian kaʎˈʎostro/
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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