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grotto

1. a small cave, esp one with attractive features
2. a construction in the form of a cave, esp as in landscaped gardens during the 18th century
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Grotto

A natural or artificial cave, often decorated with shells or stones and incorporating waterfalls or fountains.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Grotto

 

in architecture, a type of park structure (sometimes a pavilion) designed to resemble a natural cave and built and finished with material such as seashells, tuff, and sea rocks. Grottoes were particularly popular in garden and park architecture of the 17th and 18th centuries (in Russia, from the 18th century).

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

grotto

A natural or artificial cave, often decorated with shells or stones and incorporating waterfalls or fountains.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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When the AASL sample is combined with Elkins's (2014) and Gold and Grotti's (2013) research findings, the expectations for job descriptions or job advertisements are clear; however, the research shows that job descriptions found within job advertisements do not accurately represent AASL's professional expectations.
Nos referimos al papel central que juegan, en el ejercicio de la propiedad, el cuidado y la crianza (Brightman, Fausto y Grotti, 2016: 24), sea de entidades no-humanas o de seres humanos como los cautivos o, precisamente, los ninos en formacion.
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Villas are organized chronologically and alphabetically within centuries: Grotti, and Montegiachi (fifteenth); Sant'Apollinare, L'Apparita, Argiano, Belcaro, Brandi, Casabianca, Santa Colomba, Maggiano, Monticello, and La Suvera (sixteenth); La Buoninsegna, Cetinale, Fagnano, Finetti, La Palazzina, and Placidi (seventeenth); and Geggiano and Santa Regina (eighteenth).
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To explore Ticino's traditional way of life I ventured into some of its valleys and one or two country taverns, known as grotti. A typical menu in these rustic establishments features cold cuts, braised meats, fresh cheese called formaggini, porcini mushrooms, and polenta accompanied by a local, full-bodied Merlot.
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