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Ferrara

[fuh-rahr-uh; Italian fer-rah-rah] /fəˈrɑr ə; Italian fɛrˈrɑ rɑ/
noun
1.
a city in N Italy, near the Po River: medieval university and cathedral.
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  • With the help of the Colonna, who conducted him to Marino, he reached Ferrara in disguise.

    Lucretia Borgia Ferdinand Gregorovius
  • Ferrara' is a good example of the constitution of this art-form.

  • Although the marriage had been performed in Ferrara by proxy, Alexander wished the service to be said again in Rome.

    Lucretia Borgia Ferdinand Gregorovius
  • A bridge had broken down, and he had been forced to pass through Ferrara.

    Stradella F(rancis) Marion Crawford
  • The Chancellor, however, expected in return for the patents in question a gratuity which was thought excessive at Ferrara.

  • But the ugly castle is not the real reason why I do not like Ferrara.

    Stradella F(rancis) Marion Crawford
  • It was the second astronomical book to be printed, the first edition appearing at Ferrara in 1472.

  • Those fellows may be even now in Ferrara, waiting for a chance to do the deed.

    Stradella F(rancis) Marion Crawford
British Dictionary definitions for Ferrara

Ferrara

/fəˈrɑːrə; Italian ferˈrara/
noun
1.
a city in N Italy, in Emilia–Romagna: a centre of the Renaissance under the House of Este; university (1391). Pop: 130 992 (2001)
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