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 Sansonetto (in Orlando Furioso).Santa Claus or Santa Klaus. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Santa Casa (Italian, the holy house).
 
The reputed house in which the Virgin Mary lived at Nazareth, miraculously translated to Fiume, in Dalmatia, in 1291, thence to Recana’ti in 1294, and finally to Macera’ta, in Italy, to a piece of land belonging to the Lady Loretto.   1
 


 Sansonetto (in Orlando Furioso).Santa Claus or Santa Klaus. 

 
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