Ken and Richard,
I've had some troubles with posting. Some messages went through, some didn't, even though I sent them several times. Now everything seems to be alright.
I'd sent a post answering to your question about the Devoto dicitionary of the Italian language.
Here's the complete name:
G. DEVOTO, G.C. OLI, Dizionario della Lingua Italiana, Firenze: Le Monnier, 1971.
It's widely used in Italy. It's got examples which are taken mostly from poetry, e.g., for the term 'giungere' you can find an example from Dante, one from Petrarch, and one from Carducci (a famous poet from the nineteenth century).
P.s. I apologise if you've received this message three or four times, but I had no way to know whether it had gone through or not.