Pontine Marshes
geographical name district central Italy in SW Lazio, separated from sea by low sand hills that prevent natural drainage; now reclaimed

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  • Pontine Marshes — [pän′tēn΄, pän′tīn΄] region in central Italy, southeast of Rome: formerly swampy, now reclaimed …   English World dictionary

  • Pontine Marshes — The Pontine Marshes ( Agro Pontino in Italian) is a former marsh area in the Lazio Region of Central Italy, southeast of Rome, that today forms a low tract of land, the Agro Pontino , varying in breadth between the Volscian Mountains and the sea… …   Wikipedia

  • Pontine Marshes — an area in W Italy, SE of Rome: formerly marshy, now drained. * * * ▪ region, Italy Italian  Agro Pontino,         reclaimed area in Latina provincia, Lazio (Latium) regione, south central Italy, extending between the Alban Hills, the Lepini… …   Universalium

  • PONTINE MARSHES —    a district, 26 m. by 17, in the S. of the Campagna of Rome, one of the three malarial districts of Italy, and the most unhealthy of the three, extending about 30 m. in length and 10 or 11 in varying breadth, is grazing ground for herds of… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Pontine Marshes — Pon′tine Marsh′es [[t]ˈpɒn tin, taɪn[/t]] n. geg an area in W Italy, SE of Rome: formerly marshy, now drained …   From formal English to slang

  • Pontine Marshes — /pɒntin ˈmaʃəz/ (say ponteen mahshuhz) plural noun an area in western Italy, south east of Rome; formerly marshy, now drained …   Australian English dictionary

  • Pontine Marshes — an area in W Italy, SE of Rome: formerly marshy, now drained …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pontine — /pon teen, tuyn/, adj. of or pertaining to the Pontine Marshes. * * * …   Universalium

  • Italy — • In ancient times Italy had several other names: it was called Saturnia, in honour of Saturn; Enotria, wine producing land; Ausonia, land of the Ausonians; Hesperia, land to the west (of Greece); Tyrrhenia, etc. The name Italy, which seems to… …   Catholic encyclopedia

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