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 (môd′n-ə, mō′dĕ-nä)
A city of northern Italy west-northwest of Bologna. Long an important ecclesiastical center, it is also home to one of Europe's oldest universities (founded 1175).


(Italian ˈmɔːdena)
1. (Placename) a city in N Italy, in Emilia-Romagna: ruled by the Este family (18th–19th century); university (1678). Pop: 175 502 (2001). Ancient name: Mutina
2. (Breeds) (sometimes not capital) a popular variety of domestic fancy pigeon originating in Modena


(ˈmoʊd n ə)

a city in N Italy, NW of Bologna. 176,556.
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Beebe was not able to tell the ladies of his adventure at Modena, where the chambermaid burst in upon him in his bath, exclaiming cheerfully, "Fa niente, sono vecchia.
Eisteddfod chairman, Gethin Davies, who was also an usher in the 1950s, admits he was too busy thinking about his girlfriend to remember the choir from Modena which launched Pavarotti's glittering career, but he does remember the singer's second visit in 1995.
Come bene spiega Modena, "Invisible Cities explores much more than the ontological and epistemological propositions that are identified with postmodern fiction.
Serie B champions Palermo were dumped out of the Coppa by Modena and failed to beat ten-man Sampdoria in the league.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, in collaboration with the Soprintendenza per i Beni Storici, Artistici ed Etnoantropologici di Modena e Reggio Emilia and the Galleria Estense, has organised a special exhibition to raise awareness outside Italy--and in particular in the United States--of the catastrophic situation caused by the earthquake.
Drawing from the rich inquisitorial archive of the Archivio di Stato in Modena, Aron-Beller presents a wonderfully rich, engaging, and valuable study that simultaneously explores the fate of Jews and conversos at the hands of the Inquisition and the status of Jews and Jewish-Christian relations more generally in the duchy of Modena.
The workshop will take place in Modena, Italy, just prior to the start of the prestigious International Colloquium on Lung and Airway Fibrosis (ICLAF) conference.
Modena Motori said that the 60 Ferraris and 70 Maseratis allowed by quota into Taiwan were mostly sold before shipment, motivating both brands to promise to raise supplies 2012, according to the local dealer.
Handy Horse/Jumping: 1 Heather Sunderland (Pepper), 2 Annette Modena (Barclay), 3 Jodie Morris (Eva), 4 Sarah Morris (Molly), 5 Laura Falkingham (Oliver), 6 Jenny Turner (Oscar).
Frasers Hospitality Pte Ltd, a Singapore-based hospitality company, has opened Modena Putuo Shanghai, in China.
The 84-unit Modena Hanoi, scheduled for completion in 2011, is located just 5km from Hanoi international airport and close to the city's major Quang Minh and Thang Long industrial zones.
ROVERS fans hoping to party until the wee hours in hot and humid Modena will be disappointed.