Papal States

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the temporal dominions belonging to the pope (especially in central Italy)

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He saw the head of the wave topple over, adding the mite of its crash to the tremendous uproar raging around him, and almost at the same instant the stanchion was wrenched away from his embracing arms.
The damned thing is that it doesn't topple over and be done with it.
There was not a man who didn't think that at any moment the masts would topple over.