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Pinocchio:see Collodi, CarloCollodi, Carlo
, pseud. of Carlo Lorenzini
, 1826–90, Italian author. A prolific journalist, he also wrote didactic tales for children, the most famous of which is Pinocchio: The Story of a Puppet.
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wooden nose lengthens when he lies. [Ital. Lit.: Pinocchio]
wooden boy’s nose grows longer with every lie. [Ital. Lit.: Pinocchio;]
changed from mischievous puppet to loving boy. [Ital. Lit.: Pinocchio]
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