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2008-07-22 00:00:24

By Peter Popham Italy shamed over photo highlighting growing disquiet over treatment of Gypsies. By Peter Popham It is another balmy weekend on the beach in Naples. By the rocks, a couple soak up the southern Italian sun. A young man in sunglasses and a white T-shirt saunters by, playing with his mobile phone. Inches away, their feet poking from under beach towels that cover their faces and bodies, lie two drowned Roma children. The girls, Cristina, 16, and Violetta, 14, were buried...


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toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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