29 JUNE 1918, Page 16

A Short Italian Dictionary. By Alfred Hoare. Vol. I., "

Italian- English." (Cambridge-University Press. 9s. net.)—Now that there is a great revival of Italian studies in this country, Mr. Hoare's admirable dictionary is assured of a welcome. It is abridged from the large Italian-English dictionary which he published three years ago—a dictionary which, after constant use, we have found most comprehensive and accurate. Mr. Hoare promises to expand his English-Italian vocabulary, appended to that dictionary, in a com- panion volume to his new work. We may note that Mr. Hoare records the word " camuff are," to muffle up, disguise, from which the French evolved the hard-worked war-word " camouflage."