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Fo, D. – Morte accidentale di un anarchico (1970)


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questore
police commissioner
casellario
filing cabinet
attaccapanni
coat rack
incartamento
dossier, file
spacciarsi per
to pose as, pass oneself off as
fedina
criminal record
gabola
lie, fib (not frottola)
scantonare
to duck around the corner
millantato credito
fraudulent claim to influence public officials (legal term)
manicomio
mental institution
frottola
lie, fib (not gabola); nonsense rhyme
parcella
bill, fee
toccasana
cure-all, panacea
ricettario
cookbook
menomato
handicapped, disabled
svelto
quick; hurry up, come on
rincoglionire
to become senile, become stupid (slang)
svanito
absent-minded; disappeared
mantellina
cape
tappo
runt, shorty (offensive); cork, cap
vilipendio
contempt
ciancia
gossip; ranting
impalato
frozen, stock-still; impaled
chiappa
buttock, backside
cigolio
squeaking, creaking
supposta
suppository
scocciare
to pester, annoy
morente
dying; fading, weakening
selciato
cobblestones
rantolo
rasping, wheezing; death rattle
botto
accident, crash (coll.); bang, thud (noise)
sprangare
to bar, bolt
tromba
trumpet; stairwell
scaraventare
to hurl, fling
perdere la trebisonda
to lose one's bearings, become confused
tenere il broncio
to sulk
stracciare
to tear up, rip up
appropriazione indebita
embezzlement (legal term)
carogna
carrion, carcass; lowlife, scum
scartoffie
papers, paperwork (perj.)
frontespizio
title page, frontispiece
revisore
proof-reader, copy editor
cornetta
handset, receiver (telephone)
sghignazzare
to sneer, guffaw
sbattere
to beat, pound; fling, hurl
pernacchia
raspberry (sound of contempt)
a quattr'occhi
face to face
seminterrato
basement
capire l'antifona
to take a hint, get the message
cazzotto
punch (vulgar)