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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Messinanoun

    a port city in northeastern Sicily on the Strait of Messina


  1. Messinanoun

    Province of Sicily, Italy.

  2. Messinanoun

    Town and capital of Messina.


  1. Messina

    Messina is the capital of the Italian province of Messina and the third largest city on the island of Sicily, with a population of more 240,000 inhabitants in the city proper and about 650,000 in the province. It is located near the northeast corner of Sicily, at the Strait of Messina, opposite Villa San Giovanni on the mainland. The city's main resources are its seaports, and agriculture. The city has been a Roman Catholic Archdiocese and Archimandrite seat since 1548 and is home to a locally important international fair.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Messina

    on a bay at the NE. corner of Sicily; is a very ancient city, but rebuilt after the earthquake of 1783; has a 12th-century cathedral, two old castles, and a university, founded 1549; it manufactures light textiles, coral ornaments, and fruit essences; its excellent harbour encourages a good trade.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. messina

    A city in the northeast of the island of Sicily, situated on a strait called the Faro di Messina, which separates Italy from Calabria. It is 9 miles northwest from Reggio, in Calabria. The town is entirely surrounded with walls and protected by detached forts and a citadel, which stands on the neck of the curved promontory that forms the harbor. It was seized by the Mamertini about 281 B.C. It belonged for many ages to the Roman empire; was taken by the Saracens about 829. Roger the Norman took it from them by surprise about 1072. It revolted against Charles of Anjou, and was succored by Peter of Aragon, 1282; revolted in favor of Louis XIV of France, 1676; the Spaniards punished it severely, 1678; headquarters of British forces in Sicily prior to 1814; an insurrection took place here which was subdued September 7, 1848. Garibaldi entered Messina after his victory at Malazzo, July 20-21, 1860; the citadel surrendered to Cialdini, March 13, 1861.

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  1. sesamin

  2. inseams

  3. samisen

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Messina in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Messina in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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    My problem with Messina is crossing the line and working for the conservatives who run an anti-immigration campaign, i don't understand how you go and work for progressives in the states, and go and work for a conservative party in Britain.

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