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[ver-chel-ee, ver-; Italian ver-chel-lee]
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  1. a city in NW Italy, W of Milan.
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Examples from the Web for vercelli

Historical Examples

  • These were chiefly sent to the district of Vercelli, in Piedmont.

    The Vaudois of Piedmont

    John Napper Worsfold

  • He stayed for you while his comrades called him to Vercelli, where they are assembled.

    Vittoria, Complete

    George Meredith

  • The saint is supposed to have been martyred in front of the church of St. Andrea at Vercelli.

    Ex Voto

    Samuel Bulter

  • In 1528 he transferred his abode to Vercelli, and about the same year married again.

    Ex Voto

    Samuel Bulter

  • The palace itself belonged to the head of the Vercelli family.

British Dictionary definitions for vercelli


  1. a city in NW Italy, in Piedmont: an ancient Ligurian and later Roman city; has an outstanding library of manuscripts (notably the Codex Vercellensis, dating from the 10th century). Pop: 45 132 (2001)
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