Scaglia

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Scaglia A reddish variety of limestone.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n scaglia The local name in parts of the Italian Alps of a limestone of various colors, and of different geological ages. The typical scaglia is a reddish argillaceous limestone with a decidedly conchoidal fracture. This rock is of Jurassic age; but there is an upper scaglia which is of the age of the Upper Cretaceous.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Scaglia skal′ya an Italian calcareous rock, corresponding to the chalk of England.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
It. scaglia, a scale, a shell, a chip of marble

Usage

In literature:

Girolamo Scaglia, a disciple of Paulini and of Gio.
"The History of Painting in Italy, Vol. 1 (of 6)" by Luigi Antonio Lanzi
E inverso l'oste de' Pagan si scaglia, Dicendo sempre: Tu m'hai fatto torto!
"Renaissance in Italy: Italian Literature" by John Addington Symonds
Scaglia, Girolamo, da Lucca, called Il Parmigianino, painted at Pisa in 1672.
"The History of Painting in Italy, Volume VI (of 6)" by Luigi Antonio Lanzi
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In news:

Scaglia fund expected to boost growth.
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