An Italian word meaning in English, &#39;a day&#39;s work&#39;, the term refers to the amount of painting work the muralist can do in one day before the plaster dries. On very high walls, the plastering and fresco painting is done horizontally, with the scaffolding being lowered gradually as the sections are completed. Source: Ralph Mayer, "A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques"<br><br>A day&#39;s work (from Italian).