• The Plague in Florence
    The Plague in Florence
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Florence a city in central Italy on the Arno; provincial capital of Tuscany; center of the Italian Renaissance from 14th to 16th centuries
    • n Florence a town in northeast South Carolina; transportation center
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Florence Nightingale Graham adopted the name Elizabeth Arden once her company became successful at the beginning of the 1900s.
    • Florence A kind of cloth.
    • Florence An ancient gold coin of the time of Edward III., of six shillings sterling value.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The only painting by Leonardo da Vinci on permanent display in the United States hangs in the National Gallery in Washington, D.C. It's a portrait of Ginevra di Benci, the wife of a politician in Florence.
    • n Florence An English gold coin, usually called florin.
    • n Florence A kind of cloth manufactured in Florence, mentioned in the time of Richard III. Planché; Fairholt. Also called florentine.
    • n Florence A thin silk, a variety of taffeta.
    • n Florence A variety of the red wine of Tuscany: a name not commonly used in Italy.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From the city of Florence,: cf. F. florence, a kind of cloth, OF. florin,


In literature:

Like the Arno at Florence, it seems troubled with a chronic thirst.
"Foot-prints of Travel" by Maturin M. Ballou
Among the rest, by chance came Florence Kearney, to whom he had commenced teaching it.
"The Free Lances" by Mayne Reid
Count Giordano, the commander of the Germans, who had convened the meeting, gave in, and Florence was saved.
"Dante: His Times and His Work" by Arthur John Butler
Compare Edinburgh and Florence.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Yet the beauty and richness of the region could not soothe Dante for his lost Florence.
"Pilgrimage from the Alps to the Tiber" by James Aitken Wylie
Florence is a pleasant place to go to.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
Aunt Florence went with her.
"A Modern Cinderella" by Amanda M. Douglas
Florence regarded the dog without any evidence of pleasure.
"Heart of the Blue Ridge" by Waldron Baily
Mrs. Aylmer the great had excellent taste, and every one of Florence's frocks were suitable for Florence to wear.
"A Bunch of Cherries" by L. T. Meade
"Rafael in Italy" by Etta Blaisdell McDonald

In poetry:

Fair Florence! home of glorious Art,
And mistress of its sphere,
Clasp fast thy beauties to thy heart—
Behold thy rival here!
"Adelina Patti" by Adah Isaacs Menken
Then, hail to thee! Florence the great!
And, hail to thee! Florence the fair!
Ere the last sheaf of autumn is gathered,
What a triumph of Art shall be there:
"The Painter Of Florence" by Ernest Jones
Then, hail to thee ! Florence the fearless
And, hail to thee ! Florence the fair!
Ere the mist from the mountain has faded,
What a triumph of arms shall be there!
"The Painter Of Florence" by Ernest Jones
You, with your kind lord, standing there,
Crowning the morn with youth and grace,
And radiant smiles that reach me ere
Our hands can touch, and Florence fair
Seems fairer in your comely face.
"Dedication To Lady Windsor" by Alfred Austin
He came to Florence long ago,
And painted here these walls, that shone
For Raphael and for Angelo,
With secrets deeper than his own,
Then shrank into the dark again,
And died, we know not how or when.
"Masaccio" by James Russell Lowell
Some Romola in passing by
Turns toward the ruler, and his sigh
Wanders amidst the myrtle bowers
Or o'er the city's mantled towers,
For she is Florence! "Wilt thou hear
San Marco's prophet? Doom is near."
"After Reading Trollope's History Of Florence" by Eugene Field

In news:

They will take on the loser of the Florence/Carlton -v- Broadwater (Townsend) game at 10 tomorrow morning.
The Florence Griswold Museum has Impressionist exhibits and beautiful grounds, too.
He was born June 17, 1921, the son of Fred J and Florence (Johnson) Lorenz , who preceded him in death.
The UK band will be opening for Florence & the Machine this fall.
Brian Papke, president of Mazak Corp. Talks about how a large expansion to the company's Florence, Ky.
Has announced a large expansion of its Florence, Ky.
The teen phenom landed a seven-figure deal with the label that distributes Owl City, Florence + The Machine and the late Amy Winehouse.
The art and architecture of Florence.
She was born May 10, 1934 in Pocatello, Idaho to the late JD Moore and Florence Johnston.
Brooklawn, NJ vs Florence, SC: 2012 American Legion Baseball World Series.
From left are Matte Folz, HSC couple Beth and Jared Florence, Debbie Meinert, Steve Titzer and Brenda Wallace.
Are there skeletons in the closet of renaissance Florence's first family.
Public Life in Renaissance Florence by Richard C Trexler Academic Press, 591 pp.
The Laboring Classes in Renaissance Florence by Samuel Kline Cohn Jr Academic Press, 296 pp.
Florence + The Machine mesmerizing in Vancouver.

In science:

Mathieu Florence, Z´ero-cycles de degr´e un sur les espaces homog`enes, Int.
Zero Cycles of Degree One on Principal Homogeneous Spaces
After five years of improvements, WebWrite was massively tested this year in correspondence to the entrance test to the engineering faculty of the University of Florence, 900 participants for two mathematical tests.
WebTeach in practice: the entrance test to the Engineering faculty in Florence
In the University of Florence, each student is assigned a unique id number, which is used as the identifying id in our database.
WebTeach in practice: the entrance test to the Engineering faculty in Florence
Isham, Structural issues in quantum gravity, in Proceedings of General relativity and gravitation (Florence 1995).
A perspective on Quantum Gravity Phenomenology
Schuking, Atti del Convegno sul la Cosmologia (G Barbera Editor, Florence,1966); L.
Geodesics in a quasispherical spacetime: A case of gravitational repulsion