scruto

scruto

(ˈskruːtəʊ)
n, pl -tos
the trapdoor of a stage
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He seems to be looking at something and commenting on his own fragility in youth, particularly when he states, "ad indagare il mio future incerto" and later, "se qui resti con me, se ancor carezza / la mia trepida mano il fior che sei." These lines underscore the uncertainty of his future as he continues to discuss his present situation, "E il presente che scruto, / fissandoti ansioso: / l'uomo che un di non ero ed oggi sono, / il cuore che non piu pulsava ed ora / e ritmo che scandisce / un canto fino a ieri sconosciuto." The uncertainty of the narrator's current situation is described in the present tense; his auto-reflection underlines his own conflicted nature, even though he notes a change with respect to the past.
Rounding out the top three are Leah Scruto of Pizza My Heart in Los Gatos, California, in Second place for her “Big Sur” pizza, featuring a blend of herbs and spices in the crust, San Marzano tomato sauce and topped with sauteed portabella mushrooms, uncured pepperoni, roasted garlic, Italian sausage and green onions, and Michael Stevens of Palo Mesa Pizza in Arroyo Grande, California, taking third place with his “Michaela Pizza” (pepperoni, garlic, red onion, pineapple, jalapeno, bacon and cilantro).
The glide trap is located running across the full width of the stage, visible from above as a strip of closely set wooden laths perpendicular to the stage front; this strip is called the scruto. To an audience member, sitting in the stalls of the auditorium, the actor's head would appear at the extremity of view stage right and travel across the stage until the actor was fully revealed stage left; the actor remaining physically still upon a moving platform, would have produced a gliding, traversing and ascending effect (see figure 1).
The glide trap has to run the length of the stage, like the bridge trap, but the opening left by a trap the width of the stage is not ultimately going to be filled by the platform the actor is going to stand upon so there are two options: leave the trap open along its entirety and mask it with downstage sloats, or keep the opening covered entirely with a section of articulated wood similar to the shuttered opening of a roll-top desk called the scruto. This causes perhaps the greatest problem presented by the Corsican trap: wing space was hardly ever wide enough to accommodate the full length of scruto so it was wound onto a windlass (Wilmore 115).
Il Corralero cerco di sollevarsi dalla sedia e scruto verso quella zona in penombra dove qualcuno, dopo aver aperto la porta con un calcio, si era fermato sulla soglia e li se ne stava, quasi non si degnasse di entrare a far parte di quel gruppo di guappi litigiosi.