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Ca·la·bri·a

 (kə-lā′brē-ə, kä-lä′brē-ä)
A region of southern Italy forming the toe of the Italian "boot." Founded as a Greek colony, it was subsequently held by Rome, the Byzantine Empire, the Normans, and the kingdom of Naples before becoming part of a united Italy in 1861.

Calabria

(kəˈlæbrɪə)
n
1. (Placename) a region of SW Italy: mostly mountainous and subject to earthquakes. Chief town: Reggio di Calabria. Pop: 2 007 392 (2003 est). Area: 15 080 sq km (5822 sq miles)
2. (Placename) an ancient region of extreme SE Italy (3rd century bc to about 668 ad); now part of Apulia

Ca•la•bri•a

(kəˈleɪ bri ə, -ˈlɑ-)

n.
1. a region in S Italy. 2,145,724. 5828 sq. mi. (15,100 sq. km). Cap.: Reggio Calabria.
2. an ancient district of the SE Italian peninsula.
Ca•la′bri•an, n., adj.
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Noun1.Calabria - a region of southern Italy (forming the toe of the Italian `boot')
Italia, Italian Republic, Italy - a republic in southern Europe on the Italian Peninsula; was the core of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire between the 4th century BC and the 5th century AD
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Yet this Catalan has eyes that glisten like those of the vengeful Spaniards, Sicilians, and Calabrians, and the other has fists big enough to crush an ox at one blow.
By dint of leaping, climbing, gambolling amid the abysses of the gigantic cathedral he had become, in some sort, a monkey and a goat, like the Calabrian child who swims before he walks, and plays with the sea while still a babe.
He was a Calabrian by birth, and a worthy man morally, and he treated his slaves with great humanity.
Calabrian peasant named Coloni, born in 1753, lived so long that he
Calabrians are using their own channels, and to be provided with stuff by the Bulgarians.