Definition of Sbirri
1. sbirro [n] - See also: sbirro
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Literary usage of Sbirri
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Guilds of Florence by Edgcumbe Staley (1906)
"Night settles down upon a sleeping city, whilst ghostly sbirri,—watchmen,—steal along the streets with clanking iron-shod staves and glowing lanterns. ..."
2. The Venetian Republic: Its Rise, Its Growth, and Its Fall 421-1797 by William Carew Hazlitt (1900)
"... system—Signori cli A'otte—Cinque alia Pace—sbirri—Passports —The Bravo—Prisons—Primitive places of detention—Colloquial names for them—The Torricella, ..."
3. Salve Venetia: Gleanings from Venetian History by Francis Marion Crawford (1905)
"UA*^?9 /*- m' *fll RIO DELLA SENSA XIII THE LAST sbirri J* IT is worth while to glance at the agents of the police, of the Council of Ten, ..."
4. Gleanings from Venetian History by Francis Marion Crawford (1907)
"V RIO DELLA SENSA XXVIII THE LAST sbirri IT is worth while to glance at the agents of the police, of the Council of Ten, and of the Inquisitors or State at ..."
5. Memoirs of Celebrated Female Sovereigns by Jameson (Anna) (1831)
"another of her attendants, to rescue the man, and to cut down the officers of justice if they resisted: the cowardly sbirri fell on their knees, ..."
6. The British Mercury, Or, Historical and Critical Views of the Events of the by Mallet du Pan (Jacques) (1798)
"... coming to Paris to take • the command of the sbirri, who, on the 4th of September 1797, hunted away and ..."