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Cagliostro

[kal-yoh-stroh; Italian kah-lyaws-traw]
noun
  1. Count A·les·san·dro di [ah-les-sahn-draw dee] /ˌɑ lɛsˈsɑn drɔ di/, Giuseppe Balsamo, 1743–95, Italian adventurer and impostor.
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Examples from the Web for cagliostro

Historical Examples

  • Cagliostro was ordered by the Inquisition to explain the meaning of this paper.

    Art in England

    Dutton Cook

  • Cagliostro continued: "What is the first requisite to life?"

    The Queen's Necklace

    Alexandre Dumas pre

  • The king remained silent, and Cagliostro buried his head in his hands.

    The Queen's Necklace

    Alexandre Dumas pre

  • She left the room, and Cagliostro was about to follow her when Richelieu stopped him.

    The Queen's Necklace

    Alexandre Dumas pre

  • "It is not necessary for you to suffer, sir," said Cagliostro.

    The Queen's Necklace

    Alexandre Dumas pre


British Dictionary definitions for cagliostro

Cagliostro

noun
  1. Count Alessandro di (alesˈsandro di), original name Giuseppe Balsamo. 1743–95, Italian adventurer and magician, who was imprisoned for life by the Inquisition for his association with freemasonry
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