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spelacchiato se ne va tra capelli canuti

English translation: and balding departs amidst hoary heads

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Italian term or phrase:spelacchiato se ne va tra capelli canuti
English translation:and balding departs amidst hoary heads
Entered by: Maria Burnett
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15:36 Jun 16, 2005
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
Italian term or phrase: spelacchiato se ne va tra capelli canuti
poetry:
the preceding verses are: il vuoto delle ore cinge il tempo perso, spelacchiato se ne va....
Maria Burnett
United States
Local time: 14:13
and balding departs amidst hoary heads
Explanation:
"spelacchiato" means balding, in a derogatory "threadbare" way, like a mangy cat (gatto spelacchiato).
I suppose it refers to "il vuoto"?
"Capelli canuti" are white/grey hairs but the poetic term is hoary.
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Angela Arnone
Local time: 20:13
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and balding departs amidst hoary heads


Explanation:
"spelacchiato" means balding, in a derogatory "threadbare" way, like a mangy cat (gatto spelacchiato).
I suppose it refers to "il vuoto"?
"Capelli canuti" are white/grey hairs but the poetic term is hoary.

Angela Arnone
Local time: 20:13
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