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Pavese, C. – La luna e i falò (1949)


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cavagno
basket (regional)
vendemmia
grape harvest
cascina
farmhouse
accudire
to look after, tend to (formal - not badare)
scorticare
to strip, peel; flay; graze
digradare
to slope, decline
provvedere
to arrange for; supply; act
ciglione
embankment
pezzente
beggar, tramp; miser
stoppia
stubble (agric.)
muggire
to moo; bellow
strapiombare
to overhang
rado
sparse; rare, infrequent
aia
farmyard
guscio
shell
trave
beam, girder
leva
lever; conscription
badile
spade (not vanga)
perdigiorno
layabout (col.)
baccano
din, racket (not chiasso)
mimetizzare
to camouflage, conceal
schianto
crash; pang (fig.); knockout, looker (col.)
per quattro soldi
for a song (col.)
altalena
seesaw, swing
falegname
carpenter, woodworker
saltimbanco
acrobat; charlatan, quack
truciolo
wood chip
strizzare
to squeeze, wring out; wink, squint; exploit (fig.); overwork (fig.)
beni
goods; property
assolo
solo (music)
stralunato
dazed, confused; upset
schiocco
snap, crack (noise)
sarmento
vine shoot
grillo
cricket (insect); strange idea
sbronzo
drunk (col.)
straccio
rag, old cloth
aiuola
flowerbed
finimondo
rumpus
investire
to invest; run over, knock down; assign, appoint
poggiolo
balcony
trangugiare
to gulp down, gobble down
scavezzacollo
daredevil
sornione
seemingly friendly; a phony; fake
vuotare il sacco
to spill the beans (col.)
fregare
to rub, scrub; swindle (col.); steal (col.); matter (col.)
mortaretto
firecracker
guardare storto
to look askance at [sb]
sbirciare
to peek; squint
cianciare
to chatter, prattle
concime
fertiliser
talpa
mole
torbido
cloudy, murky; fishy, shady (fig.)
tino
vat
mezzadro
sharecropper (tenant farmer who pays fees with crops)
ingrosso
wholesale
divaricare
to open wide, stretch apart
scalzo
barefoot
scostare
to remove, put aside
sottana
skirt; slip, petticoat
rachitico
scrawny, scraggy; rickety
borbottare
to grumble; mumble; rumble (not brontollare)
serrare
to tighten; bolt; accelerate, intensify
strapazzare
to mistreat; scold; overwork
mascella
jaw
sporgente
protruding, jutting out
storpio
crippled, lame
costeggiare
to flank; sail along; level with a plough
spartire
to separate, divide, share
travolgere
to crush, devestate; overwhelm (fig.)
roncola
bill-hook (cutting tool)
tapino
wretch (not disgraziato or miserabile)
drizzare
to straighten; raise (a flag or sail)
discorrere
to converse, chat (not chiacchierare)
brusio
hubbub, bustle
afa
stuffiness; muggy weather
falò
bonfire, camp fire
balbettare
to stutter, stammer
inzaccherare
to spatter with mud
mollare
to release; dump, ditch (end relationship) (col.); give in (col.)
scapolo
bachelor
franare
to slide, slip; collapse, fall through (fig.)
fruttare
to produce fruit; yield dividends; take advantage of [sth]
altroché
certainly; you bet! (col.)
rimunigare
to ruminate on; overthink
smorfia
smirk; grimace; pose, affectation
ubicazione
location (not posizione)
vampa
flame; wave of heat
burlare
to mock; trick
cavare
to remove, extract; obtain, glean
coricare
to put to bed; set down
fuori mano
out-of-the-way, off the beaten track
guardingo
cautious, wary (not cauto)
scuotere
to shake; upset, move
creanza
courtesy; manners (not cortesia)
diga
dam, dyke; barrier, barricade (fig.)
mignolo
little finger
scatto
twitch; photo; surge (fig.); promotion (fig.)
soffermarsi
to linger, pause; rest
spiantare
to uproot
sturare
to uncork; unblock