Idioms for Canossa
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Near Parma is Canossa, the site of an old fortified town, one day of considerable importance, but now decayed beyond hope.Italian Highways and Byways from a Motor Car|Francis Miltoun
The barons shrank from him, his very men-at-arms fell off from him; he was alone as Henry had been at Canossa.The Law of Civilization and Decay|Brooks Adams
Such as they are, these balze form an appropriate preface to the gloomy and repellent isolation of Canossa.
A Rebours, notwithstanding Huysmans's later pilgrimage to Canossa, he never excelled.Egoists|James Huneker
I find that this story is common in the country round Canossa.