Chigi

Chigi

A pair of crossed timbers that are placed at the end of the ridge of a roof of a Shinto shrine; also called forked finials.

chigi

On the roof of a Shinto temple, a decorative pair of curved timbers that extend above and beyond the roof ridge, crossing at the ridge.
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We meet personalities in various relations to the Jansenist controversies: Christian Lupus (1611-1681) and Enrico Noris (1631-1704), two Augustinian Eremites; Fabio Chigi, apostolic nuncio in Cologne (1639-1651) and the future Alexander VII; and Sebastian Knippenberg, Dominican inquisitor in Cologne (1693-1733), a "victim of the anti-Jansenists" (407).
During a press conference at Palazzo Chigi, Raoul Castro emphasised: "We should never have been placed on the list of terrorist countries.
Palazzo Chigi and its balcony serve as the architectural embodiments of II Duce throughout Quer pasticciaccio brutto, which historically became, for all intents and purposes, Mussolini's headquarters after the dictator seized power in parliament as its President following the Aventine Secession.
It's true that I received a text message from Matteo Renzi, who invited me to Chigi Palace to celebrate my victory,'' the cautious Sicilian said about the premier's official residence.
Italian Prime Minister and Democratic Party (PD) leader Matteo Renzi addresses a press conference in Rome's Palazzo Chigi on Monday.
The signature took place at the Palazzo Chigi in Rome between MSC Cruises and Fincantieri in the presence of theItalian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi , MSC Cruises Executive Chairman Pierfrancesco Vago and CEO Gianni Onorato , and FincantieriCEO Giuseppe Bono .
The two met in Letta's office in Palazzo Chigi a day before a meeting of the 140-strong leadership group of the center-left Democratic Party (PD) that is due to decide whether the largest party in the coalition will continue to support the prime minister.
Antico Caffe Chigi - an elegant bar near the prime minister and the lower house of parliament in the city - has also been seized for having mafia links.
Raphael is said to have loved a baker's daughter to such distraction that his patron Agostino Chigi was obliged to have her installed in one of his villa's rooms so the painter could complete his tasks.
The visit aims to strengthen growing bilateral ties and encourage economic cooperation and mutual investments, Chigi Palace announced in its statement.
At the meeting at the Chigi Palace, the Italian premier said that stabilising Libyan institutions, demilitarising its militias, and training 5,000 armed forces and border police are of the essence, adding that Italy will make any aid conditional on the end of violence in Libya.
He said the man "wanted to shoot politicians, but given that he couldn't reach any, he shot the Carabinieri" police at the edge of Chigi Square.