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Murano

[moo-rah-noh; Italian moo-rah-naw] /mʊˈrɑ noʊ; Italian muˈrɑ nɔ/
noun
1.
an island suburb of Venice: cathedral; noted for Venetian glass manufacture.
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  • And Murano is not what it was in the golden days of my ancestors.

    The Story of Glass Sara Ware Bassett
  • And it was thus that your great-great-great-great-great-grandfather was driven to Murano, was it?

    The Story of Glass Sara Ware Bassett
  • Such work is executed in Birmingham quite as well as in Murano.

    Venice Dorothy Menpes
  • The city of Murano has dwindled from thirty to five thousand in population.

    Venetian Life William Dean Howells
  • After dinner we went to see the glass manufactory at Murano.

  • Rosa told her that Lady Wychcote had gone to Murano by steamer.

    Shadows of Flames Amelie Rives
  • Come, I have a little business to do over at Murano; the breeze will do you good.

    Sunrise William Black
  • But one should go to Murano by gondola, and go in the afternoon.

  • The first painters to make any success in Venice were the Vivarini of Murano.

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