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Marco Polo

Marco Polo’s most famous book was very successful in the days when each copy had to be scribed by hand.
  Venetian traveler who explored Asia in the 13th century and served Kublai Khan (1254-1324)
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  • Marco Polo’s most famous book was very successful in the days when each copy had to be scribed by hand.
  • She learned that Marco Polo Restaurant, near Chicken Street, had been turned into an interrogation center.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • Our only material goods from the outside world of late were comic books, which my sisters cherished like Marco Polo’s spices from China, and powdered eggs and milk, to which we felt indifferent.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • Into these pavilions he admitted the elect, and there, says Marco Polo, gave them to eat a certain herb, which transported them to Paradise, in the midst of ever-blooming shrubs, ever-ripe fruit, and ever-lovely virgins.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo

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  • ’Roscoe,’ I said, hoping he’d reply again, Marco Polo- style.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Lock and Key
  • What mind, that is not wholly barbarous and uncultured, can find pleasure in reading of how a great tower full of knights sails away across the sea like a ship with a fair wind, and will be to-night in Lombardy and to-morrow morning in the land of Prester John of the Indies, or some other that Ptolemy never described nor Marco Polo saw?
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • Marco Polo had seen the inhabitants of Zipangu place rose-coloured pearls in the mouths of the dead.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • Schaller had trekked up this same gorge two decades earlier, gathering data on the ibex, Marco Polo sheep, and scouting sites he hoped the Pakistani government might preserve as the Karakoram National Park.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • Reed Moat Bridge is the same as Marco Polo Bridge, what people now call the turnoff point to and from Peking.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter’s Daughter
  • Cold Sassy is the kind of town where schoolteachers spend two months every fall drilling on Greek and Roman gods, the kings and queens of England, the Crusades, the Spanish Inquisition, Marco Polo, Magellan, Columbus, the first Thanksgiving, Oglethorpe settling Georgia, and how happy the slaves were before the War.
    Olive Ann Burns  --  Cold Sassy Tree

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  • We stood on our hands and stuck our legs out of the water, did underwater twists, and played Marco Polo and chicken with the other kids.
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
  • But beyond this, Fargo to me is brother to the fabulous places of the earth, kin to those magically remote spots mentioned by Herodotus and Marco Polo and Mandeville.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • When Marco Polo came at last to Cathay, seven hundred years ago, did he not feel—and did his heart not falter as he realized—that this great and splendid capital of an empire had had its being all the years of his life and far longer, and that he had been ignorant of it?
    Richard Adams  --  Watership Down
  • It would all be forgotten: the Trojan War, Columbus, Marco Polo, Shakespeare, all the amazing kings and gods of the past…" Elinor turned around — and froze.
    Cornelia Funke  --  Inkheart
  • …occult Brahma interminably far back, the tender and junior Buddha, Central and southern empires and all their belongings, possessors, The wars of Tamerlane,the reign of Aurungzebe, The traders, rulers, explorers, Moslems, Venetians, Byzantium, the Arabs, Portuguese, The first travelers famous yet, Marco Polo, Batouta the Moor, Doubts to be solv’d, the map incognita, blanks to be fill’d, The foot of man unstay’d, the hands never at rest, Thyself O soul that will not brook a challenge.
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • Jamie and Cora stayed in for about a half hour, dunking each other and playing Marco Polo.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Lock and Key
  • "More than six hundred years ago," Miss Grutoff said, "when Marco Polo first admired it."
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter’s Daughter
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Marco Polo [7] , Christopher Columbus [6] , Vasco da Gama [9]
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