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cicerones


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cicerone  \Ci`ce*ro"ne\,  n.;  pl  It  {Ciceroni},  E.  {Cicerones}. 
  [It.,  fr  L.  Cicero,  the  Roman  orator.  So  called  from  the 
  ordinary  talkativeness  of  such  a  guide.] 
  One  who  shows  strangers  the  curiosities  of  a  place  a  guide. 
 
  Every  glib  and  loquacious  hireling  who  shows  strangers 
  about  their  picture  galleries,  palaces,  and  ruins,  is 
  termed  by  them  [the  Italians]  a  cicerone,  or  a  Cicero. 
  --Trench. 




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