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Poco   Listen
adverb
Poco  adv.  (Mus.) A little; used chiefly in phrases indicating the time or movement; as, poco più allegro, a little faster; poco largo, rather slow.
Poco a poco (Mus.) Little by little; as, poco a poco crescendo, gradually increasing in loudness.






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"Poco" Quotes from Famous Books



... el barbero con voz tremula,—yo soy viejo y me tiembla la mano un poco, pero voy a enviar a Vd. a mi ayudante, que es joven. Puede Vd. fiarse ...
— A First Spanish Reader • Erwin W. Roessler and Alfred Remy

... to every page, and yet I am ashamed to say I have travelled unwearied with him through the whole, divided between a grin and a scowl. I never saw nor heard of such an animal as a splenetic, bustling kind of a poco-curante. By the way, if you happen to hear of any plan for making me a king, be so good as to say that I am deceased; or tell any other good-natured lie to put the king-makers off their purpose. I really cannot submit to be the only slave in the nation, especially ...
— A Publisher and His Friends • Samuel Smiles

... Cosmographo di questi et de passati tempi fin'hora vi ha messo e mette mare congelato, et che la terra corra continuamente fino a 90. gradi verso il Polo: sopro questa mappa-mondo all' incontro si vede che la terra va solamente vn poco sopra la Noruega et Suetia, e voltando corre poi Greco e Leuante nel paese della Moscouta et Rossia, et va diritto al Cataio. Et che cio sia la verita, le nauigationi che hanno fatte gl' Inglesi con le loro naui, volendo andare a scoprire il Cataio al tempo del Re Odoardo Sesto d'Inghilterra, ...
— The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, and Discoveries of The English Nation v. 4 • Richard Hakluyt

... el palacio de Alto-Rey. El soberbio artesonado es el nico vestigio de la antigua magnificencia. Las paredes desnudas; el mueblaje moderno, poco elegante; algunas piezas, ordinarias. Puerta al fondo y a la derecha. A la izquierda, ventana o balcn. Cerca de ste una mesa de escribir. A la derecha, silln de respeto, ...
— Heath's Modern Language Series: Mariucha • Benito Perez Galdos

... slowly, and indulged in every sort of roundabout to spin out his time and our money. We met with a friend who, on our complaint, expostulated with him, and said,—"Seor, these gentlemen say that you drive them very slowly (muy poco poco)." To the which he,—"Seor, if gentlemen will hire a carriage by the hour, and not by the afternoon, they must expect to get on very softly."—Mem. A white driver is always addressed as Seor, and I have occasionally heard such monologues as the following:—"Seor, ...
— The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 4, No. 24, Oct. 1859 • Various

... "Tanto e amara, che poco e piu morte: Ma per trattar del teen ch' i' vi trovai, Diro dell' altre Bose, ch' io ...
— The Unseen World and Other Essays • John Fiske

... 'Pareva ogni cosa oscura e lacrimosa: tutte loro servitore piangevano; et le camere de lo resto de li magnifici Baglioni, e sale, e ognie cosa erano tutte intorno cum pagnie negre. E per la citta non era piu alcuno che sonasse ne cantasse; e poco si rideva,' &c. ...
— Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete - Series I, II, and III • John Symonds

... jaunty skill. It is, one may say, merely the raw material for the production of an effect, and an effect demanding only what we mean by cleverness; no knowledge and love of nature, no prolonged study, no acquaintance with the antique, for example, no philosophy whatever—unless poco-curantism be called a philosophy, which eminently it is not. To be adequate to the requirements—rarely very exacting in any case—made of one, never to show stupidity, to have a great deal of taste and an instinctive feeling for what is elegant and refined, to abhor pedantry and take ...
— French Art - Classic and Contemporary Painting and Sculpture • W. C. Brownell



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