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n.1.A kind of antidote for poisons; a counter poison formerly in vogue.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Others to note include Orvietan, collared late by Gurrun at Cork, and long-absent Deputy Consort, representing Michael O'Brien.
Parenzo's military prowess signifies the bishopric's dependence on noble protection, while the mendicant Ambrogio, pouring sealing wax into the weathered cracks developing in his feet, demonstrates the rise of consensus and the use of popular spirituality to defend and expand the Orvietan see (189ff.).
But Holland managed to persuade him to put his best foot forward when it mattered and driven into the lead with a furlong and a half to race, he kept on despite hanging left to pass the post five lengths ahead of Orvietan.
The territorial power of the Orvietan diocese, the administrative model it provided, and its participation in the creation of social norms meant that the bishopric was a central element in "regulat[ing] the competition to power" (3).
With that as her critical foundation, she deftly explores the challenging issues arising from this painted nexus of theology, religious ritual and iconography, Orvietan and Roman literary and ecclesiastical culture, and artistic practice.
His discussion of "orvietan," a popular remedy in the seventeenth century, is a good example: he traces its origin, its uses, its place in popular culture and medicine, with a wealth of examples from across the century.
Part of the reason for its inclusion seems less to expand the scope of the work than to make up for the severe limitations of the Orvietan sources.
The methodological factor is the assumption that analysis of Orvietan Catharism will lead to comparisons with other towns and eventually yield understanding about the religious phenomenon throughout medieval Italy.
Then, I will turn to legal and theological sources to argue that Orvietan legislators in the late thirteenth and early fourteenth century understood political and social disorder in gendered terms.
He fairly rattled home from the final flight to account for Orvietan by half a length.
The remedy orvietan, for example, had begun the century as an electuary against poison.
On Orvietan judicial procedure, see Francesca Cardarello, "Problemi di diritto penale ad Orvieto nel tardo medioevo, Tesi di laurea, Universita degli studi di Roma "La Sapienza," Facolta di Giurisprudenza, 1990-91.