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An area of land formed or lying at the foot of a mountain or mountain range.
Of, relating to, or constituting such an area of land.

[After Piedmont.]


1. A historical region of northwest Italy bordering on France and Switzerland. Occupied by Rome in the 2nd century bc, it passed to Savoy in the 11th century and was the center of the Italian Risorgimento after 1814.
2. A plateau region of the eastern United States extending from New York to Alabama between the Appalachian Mountains and the Atlantic coastal plain.

Pied′mon·tese′ (-tēz′, -tēs′) adj. & n.
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(ˌpid mɒnˈtiz, -ˈtis)

n., pl. -tese,
adj. n.
1. a native or inhabitant of Piedmont, Italy.
2. of or pertaining to Piedmont, Italy, or its inhabitants.
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A. ADJpiamontés
B. Npiamontés/esa m/f
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The Imperial army, strictly speaking, was one third composed of Dutch, Belgians, men from the borders of the Rhine, Piedmontese, Swiss, Genevese, Tuscans, Romans, inhabitants of the Thirty-second Military Division, of Bremen, of Hamburg, and so on: it included scarcely a hundred and forty thousand who spoke French.
"Well, my lord, before I became a confectioner I myself was three years sergeant in the Piedmontese regiment, and before I became sergeant I was for eighteen months the servant of Monsieur d'Artagnan."
Cosi scrive l'autore Moe: "This land is 'other than Italy,' other than that sociopolitical unity imagined by Farinis, Cavours, Villamarinas, and other members of the Moderate Piedmontese leadership who at that very moment were consolidating their political hegemony over the democratic forces of opposition" (165).
Piedmontese: 119.50, 106.5 & 105.5 Solway View.
Elena Filipi examines two key texts and measures their impact on Piedmontese illusionistic ceiling painting: Pozzo's Prospettiva de' pittori et architetti, published in Rome, in Latin and Italian, in 1693-1700; and Ferdinando Galli Bibiena's L'Architettura Civile preparata su la geometria e ridotta alle prospettive, which first appeared in Parma in 1711.
The absence of women from the beginning and end of the novel evokes the sense of isolation and entrapment they live in throughout the book, mirroring Piedmontese agricultural society from Napoleon to Unification.
Although the author provides some amusing stories and interesting insights, readers will find more of both in Denis Mack Smith's earlier biography of the Piedmontese statesman.
For a long time, Ernest and Julio Gallo were presented as grand examples of the American dream - poor Piedmontese immigrants prospering in the land of opportunity.
Blonde:132.5 Crosby House Farm Piedmontese: 129.5 Haltcliffe Bridge.
In his "Introduction," Bufano asserts that critics have not yet fully recognized Fenoglio's stature as a short-story writer nor have they acknowledged the privileged position that this genre held in the Piedmontese writer's lifework.
Lucy Riall shows that the process of Italian unification, which involved the imposition of Piedmontese administration on the south, created a legitimacy crisis which reverberates even today.