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 Cremo’na.Cre’ole (2 syl.). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Violins of the greatest excellence; so called from Cremo’na, where for many years lived some makers of them who have gained a world-wide notoriety, such as An’drea Ama’ti and Antonio his son, Anto’nius Stradiva’rius his pupil, and Giuseppe Guarne’rius the pupil of Stradiva’rius. Cremona has long since lost its reputation for this manufacture.   1
“In silvis viva silui; cano’ra jam mor’tua cano.”
A motto on a Cremona.
Speechless, alive, I heard the feathered throng;
Now, being dead, I emulate their song.
E. C. B.

 Cremo’na.Cre’ole (2 syl.). 


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