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2008-10-05 09:00:13

By BARRETT R RICHARDSON By Barrett R. Richardson Special to The Virginian-Pilot THE REPUTATION of that iconic Virginia patriot, U.S. president and founder of the University of Virginia has taken another hit by historians. In "Friends of Liberty," Gary Nash and Graham Hodges have linked the lives of Thomas Jefferson, Polish military engineer Tadeusz Kosciuszko and Agrippa Hull, a free African American man who was Kosciuszko's orderly during the American Revolution. Jefferson comes...


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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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