[tah-rahn-taw; English tahr-uh n-toh, tar-, tuh-ran-toh]
- Ancient Tarentum. a fortified seaport in SE Italy, on the Gulf of Taranto: founded by the Greeks in the 8th century b.c.; naval base.
- Gulf of, an arm of the Ionian Sea, in S Italy. 85 miles (137 km) long.
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Examples from the Web for taranto
No, Mr. Taranto, what America wants to do is criminalize rape.George Will, a Worthy Heir to Todd Akin
June 10, 2014
Taranto's “comeuppance” idea rests on two odd assumptions/insinuations.
But what is clear is that Taranto thinks that my $200 per month rate increase represents some much-deserved comeuppance.
Back then, Taranto defended the post-truth methods of the late Andrew Breitbart's journalism.
But in this case, unfortunately, Taranto is not calling for more truth.
The modern Taranto, in southern Italy, in the gulf of that name.
The woollen stuffs from Tarentum, now called Taranto, were famous.Quintus Claudius, Volume 1 of 2
Taranto is overbuilt into the semblance of a medival if not a modern city.Naples Past and Present
Arthur H. Norway
The latter motto appeared on the standard of the Prince of Taranto.
One day's journey and a half to Taranto, the frontier town of Calabria, the inhabitants of which are Greeks.Early Travels in Palestine
Arculf et al.
- a port in SE Italy, in Apulia on the Gulf of Taranto (an inlet of the Ionian Sea): the chief city of Magna Graecia; taken by the Romans in 272 bc . Pop: 202 033 (2001)Latin name: Tarentum