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Gitano   Listen
noun
Gitano, Gitana  n.  A Spanish gypsy.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Gitano" Quotes from Famous Books



... the Don Juans, Pedros, and Pablos of the better sort, there are improvised restaurants built of pine planks after sunset and gone before sunrise. But the greater number are bought and eaten by the loitering crowd from the tray of the fritterman. It is like a vast gitano-camp. The hurrying crowd which is going nowhere, the blazing fires, the cries of the venders, the songs of the majos under the great trees of the Paseo, the purposeless hurly-burly, and above, the steam of the boiling oil and the dust raised by the myriad ...
— Castilian Days • John Hay

... in ballads. Minor poets have told us that 'the Gipsy's life is a joyous life,' and plays and operas have been written to illustrate the superiority of vagabondage over civilisation. But the pretty Gitana of the stage is altogether a different sort of being from the brown-faced, elf-locked, and tawdrily dressed female who haunts back entries with the ostensible object of selling clothes-pegs, but with the real ...
— Gipsy Life - being an account of our Gipsies and their children • George Smith

... performing dances strongly resembling those forbidden at our public balls in carnival time. An English missionary, Mr. Borrow, the author of two very interesting works on the Spanish gipsies, whom he undertook to convert on behalf of the Bible Society, declares there is no instance of any gitana showing the smallest weakness for a man not belonging to her own race. The praise he bestows upon their chastity strikes me as being exceedingly exaggerated. In the first place, the great majority are in the position of the ugly woman described by Ovid, ...
— Carmen • Prosper Merimee



Words linked to "Gitano" :   Roma, Romany, gipsy, gypsy, bohemian



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