Sicilian


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Sicilian

1. of or relating to Sicily or its inhabitants
2. a native or inhabitant of Sicily
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He had somehow discovered the truth about the Sicilian affair, and could prove that Paul murdered old Antonelli in the mountains.
He knew that the son of Antonelli, a mere child at the time of the murder, had been trained in savage Sicilian loyalty, and lived only to avenge his father, not with the gibbet (for he lacked Stephen's legal proof), but with the old weapons of vendetta.
Come and take possession if you like, and I will live there quietly as your friend or agent or anything.' He knew that the Sicilian had never seen the Saradine brothers save, perhaps, in pictures; he knew they were somewhat alike, both having grey, pointed beards.
But when he came to the field of combat he found he was born too late and too early--too late to stop the strife, under the shadow of the grim Sicilians leaning on their oars, and too early to anticipate any disastrous issue of it.
[*] Agathocles the Sicilian, born 361 B.C., died 289 B.C.
to be milked, as in South Italian and Sicilian towns at the present day.
And so, for a whole year, he sought to accumulate the most exquisite specimens that he could find of textile and embroidered work, getting the dainty Delhi muslins, finely wrought with gold-thread palmates and stitched over with iridescent beetles' wings; the Dacca gauzes, that from their transparency are known in the East as "woven air," and "running water," and "evening dew"; strange figured cloths from Java; elaborate yellow Chinese hangings; books bound in tawny satins or fair blue silks and wrought with fleurs-de-lis, birds and images; veils of lacis worked in Hungary point; Sicilian brocades and stiff Spanish velvets; Georgian work, with its gilt coins, and Japanese Foukousas, with their green-toned golds and their marvellously plumaged birds.
This must be Seawood, I think-- Lord Pooley's experiment; he had the Sicilian Singers down at Christmas, and there's talk about holding one of the great glove-fights here.
Yet this Catalan has eyes that glisten like those of the vengeful Spaniards, Sicilians, and Calabrians, and the other has fists big enough to crush an ox at one blow.
It reminded him of the Sicilians he had seen in London in their little sordid tragedies.
As very few of the better class of workingmen could be got for such work, these specimens of the new American hero contained an assortment of the criminals and thugs of the city, besides Negroes and the lowest foreigners-Greeks, Roumanians, Sicilians, and Slovaks.
There are arancini, stuffed with mushrooms, spinach, beef ragu, ham or Sicilian sausage (PS6.50), bruschette slicked with Sicilian olive tapenade, or capunata, or ricotta, honey and pistachios (from PS5.50), four types of burrata (from PS7.50), and countless cured meats and salamis - and that's barely skimming the surface of the starters.