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 (kə-sō′nā, -nē)
n. pl. cas·son·ni (-nē)
A large, long, usually ornate chest, popular in Renaissance Italy and used especially to hold a bride's dowry goods or other possessions.

[Italian, from Old Italian, augmentative of cassa, box, case, from Latin capsa.]


(Furniture) a highly-decorated, Italian dowry chest
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The panel of CMA panel members who will act as decision-makers in the review are: Martin Cave, Roger Finbow and Marisa Cassoni.
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Buschini A, Cassoni F, Anceschi E, Pasini L, Poli P, Rossi C.
The myth of the Cretan Labyrinth finds potent expression in four 16th-century panels by the Master of the Campana Cassoni.
She will join the Waitrose retailer on April 1 and will formally take on the role of group finance director two months later, replacing Marisa Cassoni whose plan to retire was announced in September.
It should thus not be surprising that we find the story of Esther painted on wedding cassoni of the period, and one cassone in particular, now housed at the Metropolitan Museum in New York, dates precisely from the 1470s and suggestively links Esther with the Medici, figuring a building very similar to the Medici palace in the background.
A woman pushes a wheelbarrow as other Sudanese refugees look on, in the Our Cassoni refugee camp in eastern Chad on March 12, 2009.
Papotti M, Cassoni P, Sapino A, Passarino G, Krueger JE, Albores-Saavedra J.
However, the nearly 30,000 Sudanese refugees in the nearby Oure Cassoni refugee camp enjoyed no such reprieve.
See Jerzy Miziolek, "'Florentina libertas': la 'storia di Lucrezia romana e la cacciata del tiranno' sui cassoni del primo Rinascimento," Prospettiva 83-84 (1996): 159-176; and Sarah Blake McHam, "Donatello's Bronze David and Judith as Metaphors of Medici Rule in Florence," Art Bulletin 83:1 (2001): 32-47.
WFP thanked the governments of both Libya and Chad for ensuring the safe passage of these convoys through 2,800 kilometres of Sahara desert from Al Khufra, WFP's logistics hub in the south of Libya, to the Touloum, Oure Cassoni and Iridimi refugee camps in eastern Chad.