Arco



(of the performance of a passage for stringed instruments) with the bow.
Historical Examples

I can’t get a decent woman to come there and live, and the women at arco won’t speak to me because I’m livin’ there alone.
The Cup of Trembling and Other Stories Mary Hallock Foote

Not so the arco San Andres, the other great gate, to the starboard.
Northern Spain Edgar T. A. Wigram

Others go still further, to the source of the Alumine and the arco pass.
The Argentine Republic Pierre Denis

The arch, in the wall close to the temple, is known as arco dei Pantani.
Walks in Rome Augustus J.C. Hare

Of the arco di Augusto within the town, said to be a triumphal arch of Macrinus, there is nothing left but a single jamb.
Studies of Travel: Italy Edward A. Freeman

I had with me two of the younger Eskimos, arco and Kudlooktoo, two sledges and sixteen dogs.
The North Pole Robert E. Peary

The illustration gives a view of the tower seen through the arco di S. Guiseppe.
Cathedral Cities of Italy William Wiehe Collins

arco, a town of Tyrol, near Lake Garda, a favourite winter resort of invalids.
The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2 Various

My compliments to all my kind friends, particularly to young Count arco, to Madlle.
The Letters of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Vol. 1 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

I crossed the plain in the direction of the arco della Pace, to have a nearer inspection of it.
Pilgrimage from the Alps to the Tiber James Aitken Wylie

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