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From Paul Arpaia <Paul_Arpaia@baruch.cuny.edu Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2001 11:4041 -0400 In his post of Fri, 22 Jun 2001 on the meaning of the word "terrone," John Dillon refers in passing to the varying reliability of Italian dictionaries for historical use and later makes the interesting observation in his response to Alessandra Guigoni's comments: <snip> >Dictionaries, if used with appropriate caution, guide more often than resolve. <snip> I was wondering if John, Alessandra, and other members of the list might offer some advice on Italian dictionaries and their usage for historians. best, Paul