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Monaco   /mˈɑnəkˌoʊ/   Listen

A constitutional monarchy in a tiny enclave on the French Riviera.  Synonym: Principality of Monaco.

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"Monaco" Quotes from Famous Books

... height, but, taking everything into consideration, I think she arranged some quite nice struggles in Sicily and the Principality of Monaco. ...
— Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, August 26th, 1914 • Various

... salon a large room with a billiard table at one end. Here the party assembled before dinner, to all of whom we were presented—the Duchesse d'Angouleme, Monsieur the Duc d'Angouleme, the Duc de Berri, the Prince and Princess de Conde (ci-devant Madame de Monaco), and a vast number of ducs, &c.; Madame la Duchesse de Serron (a little old dame d'honneur to Madame d'Angouleme), the Duc de Lorges, the Duc d'Auray, the Archeveque de Rheims (an infirm old prelate, tortured with the tic-douloureux), and many others ...
— The Greville Memoirs - A Journal of the Reigns of King George IV and King William IV, Vol. II • Charles C. F. Greville

... maie bee strong either by nature, or by industrie; by nature, those bee strong, whiche bee compassed aboute with rivers, or with Fennes, as Mantua is and Ferrara, or whiche bee builded upon a Rocke, or upon a stepe hille, as Monaco, and Sanleo: For that those that stande upon hilles, that be not moche difficulct to goe up, be now a daies, consideryng the artillerie and the Caves, moste weake. And therfore moste often times in building, thei seke now a daies a plain, for to make it stronge with industrie. The firste industrie ...
— Machiavelli, Volume I - The Art of War; and The Prince • Niccolo Machiavelli

... the Uffizi Madonna—but most frequently he betrays no genuine feeling for them, failing in his attempt to render them by the introduction of bunchy, billowy, calligraphic draperies. These, acquired from the late Giottesque painter (probably Lorenzo Monaco) who had been his first master, he seems to have prized as artistic elements no less than the tactile values which he attempted to adopt later, serenely unconscious, apparently, of their incompatibility. Filippo's strongest ...
— The Florentine Painters of the Renaissance - With An Index To Their Works • Bernhard Berenson

... conclusion that she had better seriously consult Madame Strahlberg. She therefore stopped at Monaco, where this friend, whom she intended to honor with the strange office of Mentor, was passing the winter in a little villa in the Condamine quarter—a cottage surrounded by roses and laurel-bushes, painted in soft colors ...
— Jacqueline, v3 • Th. Bentzon (Mme. Blanc)

... says he, "is it interesting to find in this slum of the wilderness the degenerate Old-World vices in crude New-World garb. Here," says he, jerking his head across to the table, "is a coarse reproduction of Monaco's essence; and there, I observe, are other repulsive features equally coarse"—and he jerked his head over to where Shorty Smith was setting up drinks for Carrots ...
— Santa Fe's Partner - Being Some Memorials of Events in a New-Mexican Track-end Town • Thomas A. Janvier

... d'hotel, picked out with gold, replied to this, and after talking to half a dozen waiters and sending for another chap with a shirt-front like a Mercedes bonnet, they directed me to a little hotel down by Monaco; and there the head waiter received me quite affably, and said, "Certainly, the gentleman was at home." When I had given my name, but not my business, I was ushered up, perhaps after an interval of ...
— The Man Who Drove the Car • Max Pemberton

... After visiting Monaco, Nice and Cannes, at Marseilles I took steamer to Algiers. Barring its agreeable winter climate there is not much attraction there. Here I was told that the marriageable Jewess is kept in a dark room, fed on rich foods and allowed no exercise; treated, in fact, ...
— Ranching, Sport and Travel • Thomas Carson

... Monaco, and Mentone, but the women they sought were not to be found. They decided, therefore, that the women had gone on to Paris, and that there was now no hope of seeing them this side of the Atlantic. They had not entered the Casino during the day; they had been too busy ...
— The Lure of the Mask • Harold MacGrath

... course warmer out-doors than in-doors, and while the fire was kindling on our hearth we gave the quarter hour before dinner to looking over our garden-wall into the comely town in the valley below, and to the palace and capital of the Prince of Monaco on the heights beyond. Nothing by day or by night could be more exquisite than the little harbor, a perfect horseshoe in shape, and now, at our first sight of it, set round with electric lights, like diamonds in the scarf-pin of some sporty Titan, ...
— Roman Holidays and Others • W. D. Howells

... of July 1914, when France and England were almost begging for peace. All this is made exceedingly clear in the secret memoirs of Prince Lichnowski, German ambassador to England, the published statements of the premier of Bavaria, also those of the Prince of Monaco, and the records of the Potsdam council over which the Kaiser presided, secretly convened one week after the murder of the Prince. There were present the generals, diplomats and bankers ...
— Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights • Kelly Miller

... harbour, and the rock of Monaco (as old as Hercules), with its ancient towers dark against a sky ...
— The Princess Passes • Alice Muriel Williamson and Charles Norris Williamson

... their many branches—were, notwithstanding their great wealth and easy lives, far less disliked than the mendicant friars. For ten novels which treat of 'frati' hardly one can be found in which a 'monaco' is the subject and the victim. It was no small advantage to these orders that they were founded earlier, and not as an instrument of police, and that they did not interfere with private life. They contained men of learning, wit, and piety, but ...
— The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy • Jacob Burckhardt

... time for Monaco to reconsider its position. Should it maintain its present short-sighted and untenable neutrality what has it to gain from England, France, or Russia? Nothing that it has not already got. Monaco very naturally wants something more. ...
— Punch or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, October 21, 1914 • Various

Words linked to "Monaco" :   Europe, European country, principality, Monacan, princedom, Monegasque, Principality of Monaco, European nation, Monte Carlo

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