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  • This present Paquette received of a learned Grey Friar, who had traced it to its source; he had had it of an old countess, who had received it from a cavalry captain, who owed it to a marchioness, who took it from a page, who had received it from a Jesuit, who when a novice had it in a direct line from one of the companions of Christopher Columbus.

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  • The term "pre-Columbian" is in reference to Christopher Columbus.
  • Then she begins: The waitress with the big fat hips who pays the rent with taxi tips … says nobody in town will kiss her on the lips because… because she looks like Christopher Columbus!
    Sandra Cisneros  --  The House on Mango Street

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