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Pesce Volatore1 di questi Pesci ne sono pieni i mari sotto la linea. Si che volando e ricadendo in mare paiono tante cavalette o saltangreppole;2 hano il becco come li ucceli lungo 4 palmi

Flying Fish the seas below the line are full of them so that flying and falling back in the water they look like so many little locust or grasshoppers; they have a beak like birds 4 palm long3

  • 1. One of several fish from the Exocoetidae family.
  • 2. Saltangreppole is a regionalism from Arezzo. See Francesco Redi and Alberto Nocentini, Il vocabolario aretino di Francesco Redi: con un profilo del dialetto aretino (Florence: Elite, 1989), 75, 251.
  • 3. See Serafino da Cortona’s drawing in Filippo da Firenze, Ragguagli del Congo, 1711, Archivio Provinziale dei Cappuccini, 80-81, Florence.
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