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Ocre

Ocre is a comune (municipality) and town in the province of L'Aquila in the Abruzzo region of southern Italy. Its c. 1000 inhabitants live in several small villages scattered across the mid-to–low L’Aquila basin, about 15 kilometers south east of Abruzzo’s regional capital. The town hall offices are located in San Panfilo d’Ocre. It belongs to the Amiternina mountain community and part of the territory lies in the Sirente Velino Regional Park. In the Middle Ages, the fortified village of San Panfilo controlled the lower L'Aquila valley and the monasteries of the Holy Spirit and Sant Angelo attracted many pilgrims. At that time, the barons of Ocre also controlled the neighboring municipalities.

Nowadays Ocre’s attractions include important historical landmarks as well as festivals like those of baked bread and chestnut.

Usage examples of "ocre".

He ran the device over the pages of the articles he was interested in, capturing them at 200 dpi, adequate for OCRing later.

Ruggini, ocre, terre di siena tratteggiavano il contorno di cinghiali che caricano e gazzelle che fuggono, pelosi mam­mut e bradipi giganti: immaginò che quei disegni dovessero essere vecchi di migliaia di anni, ma quando svoltarono un angolo si ac­corse che, nello stesso stile, c'erano camion, gatti domestici, auto­mobili e - nettamente inferiori rispetto alle altre immagini, come fossero stati osservati di rado e da molto lontano - aeroplani.

The Xeroxes have been scanned and OCRed and converted to the HTML format used for Web pages so that people can put in links and marginal notes and annotations and corrections without messing with the original text, and this they have done enthusiastically, which is all very well but makes it hard to read.