[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 pisa
Full of this idea I called on Therese and found she was at Pisa.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete
Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
The insight of Galileo of Pisa revealed to it the truth of its laws of being.
He was present at the Council of Pisa as well as of Constance.Henry of Monmouth, Volume 2
J. Endell Tyler
In the prison Marco had a companion in misfortune, the author Rusticiano from Pisa.From Pole to Pole
Sven Anders Hedin
He opened the portfolio; it contained views of the Campo Santo at Pisa.Loss and Gain
John Henry Newman
- 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)
Word Origin and History for pisa
Italian city, from Etruscan, of uncertain meaning. Related: Pisan.
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