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ben trovato

adjective [ben truhvah-toh]

How is ben trovato used?
There is a story that Nolan met Burr once on one of our vessels, when a party of Americans came on board in the Mediterranean. But this I believe to be a lie; or rather, it is a myth, ben trovato, involving a tremendous blowing-up with which he sunk Burr … Edward Everett Hale, “The Man Without a Country,” The Atlantic Monthly, December 1863

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