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Vanzetti

[van-zet-ee; Italian vahn-dzet-tee] /vænˈzɛt i; Italian vɑnˈdzɛt ti/
noun
1.
Bartolomeo
[bahr-taw-law-me-aw] /ˌbɑr tɔ lɔˈmɛ ɔ/ (Show IPA),
1888–1927, Italian anarchist, in U.S. after 1908.
Compare Sacco, Nicola.
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  • A short distance, such a short distance from where I scribble these words, Vanzetti died.

  • In April, 1920, both these currents crossed the paths of Sacco and Vanzetti.

    Labor's Martyrs Vito Marcantonio
  • The witnesses for the defense proved the innocence of Sacco and Vanzetti beyond the shadow of a doubt.

    Labor's Martyrs Vito Marcantonio
  • Vanzetti had followed many trades after his arrival here in the summer of 1908.

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Vanzetti

/vænˈzɛtɪ/
noun
1.
Bartolomeo (bartoloˈmɛːo). 1888–1927, US radical agitator, born in Italy: executed with Sacco in a case that had worldwide political repercussions
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