[pee-zuh; Italian pee-zah]
- a city in NW Italy, on the Arno River: leaning tower.
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Examples from the Web for pisan
This clever monk initiated me into all the charms of Pisan society.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete
Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
How are we to manage the war with those obstinate Pisan rebels?Romola
Nicolo the Pisan: Nicolo Pisano, architect and sculptor, b. ab.Introduction to Robert Browning
With Giudice fell the last remains of Pisan ascendency in Corsica.Wanderings in Corsica, Vol. 1 of 2
But of this second siege it is only a Pisan commentator that speaks.The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri
- a city in Tuscany, NW Italy, near the mouth of the River Arno: flourishing maritime republic (11th–12th centuries), contains a university (1343), a cathedral (1063), and the Leaning Tower (begun in 1174 and about 5 m (17 ft) from perpendicular); tourism. Pop: 89 694 (2001)
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Word Origin and History for pisan
Italian city, from Etruscan, of uncertain meaning. Related: Pisan.
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