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Christopher Columbus


The term "pre-Columbian" is in reference to Christopher Columbus.
  Italian navigator who discovered the New World in the service of Spain while looking for a route to China (1451-1506)
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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
  • I’m afraid we may expect something closer to Christopher Columbus’s arrival in the Americas than a scene from Close Encounters, and we all know how that turned out for the Native Americans."
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • I feel like Christopher Columbus bumping into America.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Out of My Mind

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  • Songs older than Christopher Columbus, maybe even older than Christopher the saint.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees
  • "You," he said, "are just in time for a great documentary on Christopher Columbus."
    Sarah Dessen  --  Just Listen
  • Not to mention these new marvels, the ancient vessel of Christopher Columbus and of De Ruyter is one of the masterpieces of man.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • She was being Queen Elizabeth the First of England, and Billy was supposedly Christopher Columbus.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • Then I wished that Gabriel Prosser and Nat Turner had killed all whitefolks in their beds and that Abraham Lincoln had been assassinated before the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, and that Harriet Tubman had been killed by that blow on her head and Christopher Columbus had drowned in the Santa Maria.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • I’m unwilling to say that there was mutiny on board, but after a reasonable period of intransigence, Commander Farragut, like Christopher Columbus before him, asked for a grace period of just three days more.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

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  • Nobody ever HAD built above Fortieth Street—no, says I, nor above the Battery either, before Christopher Columbus discovered America.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • 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.
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • Another review of map skills, one week of Native Americans, Christopher Columbus in time for Columbus Day, the Pilgrims in time for Thanksgiving.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Speak
  • I undress quickly and get way down deep under the quilt where it is warm, very warm, and think for a long time about snowfields and winds and Christopher Columbus.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • "Yeah, Christopher Columbus," Ruby said.
    Flannery O’Connor  --  A Good Man is Hard to Find AND OTHER STORIES
  • Christopher Columbus was a great navigator who discovered America while cursing about the Atlantic.
    Richard Lederer  --  A Brief History of the World
  • The noble palace of the Marquis de Casalduero, whose existence and coat of arms had never been documented, was sold to the municipal treasury for a decent price, and then resold for a fortune to the central government when a Dutch researcher began excavations to prove that the real grave of Christopher Columbus was located there: the fifth one so far.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • The buildings have tiled floors and clean white walls and ceilings, and paintings by Haitian artists, the soothing kind, full of color, which reimagine the tropical paradise that the journals of Christopher Columbus describe.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • …Red Jim MacDermott, Soggarth Eoghan O’Growney, Michael Dwyer, Francy Higgins, Henry Joy M’Cracken, Goliath, Horace Wheatley, Thomas Conneff, Peg Woffington, the Village Blacksmith, Captain Moonlight, Captain Boycott, Dante Alighieri, Christopher Columbus, S. Fursa, S. Brendan, Marshal MacMahon, Charlemagne, Theobald Wolfe Tone, the Mother of the Maccabees, the Last of the Mohicans, the Rose of Castile, the Man for Galway, The Man that Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo, The Man in…
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Of course, patron! I have a million ideas for improving the Christopher Columbus.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • Did you ever hear of Christopher Columbus?
    Henry James  --  The American
  • In 1492 Christopher Columbus set sail to find seasoning.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Oh, Christopher Columbus, Christopher Columbus, what did you do when you discovered America?
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • "All right, Christopher Columbus," continued Luke, good-humoredly.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • "Well," he began hesitatingly, "well, you have heard of Christopher Columbus, eh?"
    Sherwood Anderson  --  The Egg
  • Celia rests in the interior patio of the plaza, where royal palms dwarf a marble statue of Christopher Columbus.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • Now I, the Christopher Columbus of this subterranean region, only ask of you one more day.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • He ordered Dusty Miller, Carpet Bugle, President Garfield heliotrope, Speedwell, Pennyroyal, English and Algerian ivies, verbena, vinca, and a rich palette of geraniums, among them Black Prince, Christopher Columbus, Mrs. Turner, Crystal Palace, Happy Thought, and Jeanne d’Arc.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • Christopher Columbus!
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • ] [Footnote 272: Christopher Columbus (1445?
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • Oh, Christopher Columbus, Christopher Columbus, what did you do when you discovered America?
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • Do you suppose Christopher Columbus would have taken all that trouble just to go to the Opera with the Selfridge Merrys?
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • In those days, the Christopher Columbus was flourishing, but it hadn’t yet acquired the international reputation it attained when it appeared on the navigational charts of the British shipping companies and in all the guidebooks, and when they showed it on television.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • When Christopher Columbus asked of his men three days to discover the land of promise, his men ill, terrified, and hopeless, yet gave him three days—and the New World was discovered.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • "That Christopher Columbus was a cheat," he declared emphatically.
    Sherwood Anderson  --  The Egg
  • The soldiers against Alexander, the sailors against Christopher Columbus,— this is the same revolt; impious revolt; why?
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • My father seemed to his visitor to be beside himself at the duplicity of Christopher Columbus.
    Sherwood Anderson  --  The Egg
  • He declared it was wrong to teach children that Christopher Columbus was a great man when, after all, he cheated at the critical moment.
    Sherwood Anderson  --  The Egg
  • This is one of the reasons why Christopher Columbus assumed the existence of a New World.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • The cess-pool had its Christopher Columbus.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Though I had been in the Christopher Columbus years before, I had practically forgotten it.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • Because Alexander is doing for Asia with the sword that which Christopher Columbus is doing for America with the compass; Alexander like Columbus, is finding a world.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • On the outside, the Hotel Christopher Columbus looked as ordinary as an elementary school, just as I remembered.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • It bore no resemblance to the Christopher Columbus I remembered.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • One afternoon when they saw I was a little livelier than usual, they invited me to the Christopher Columbus, hoping that a pleasing woman would help me recover my good humor.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • The Christopher Columbus was built out of three old houses, strategically connected by a series of back courtyards, corridors, and specially constructed bridges.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • Thus, thanks to her commercial vision, which had led her to create a different atmosphere in every available corner, the Hotel Christopher Columbus had become the paradise of lost souls and furtive lovers.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • Similar events were likewise observed in Pacific seas, on July 23 of the same year, by the Christopher Columbus from the West India & Pacific Steam Navigation Co. Consequently, this extraordinary cetacean could transfer itself from one locality to another with startling swiftness, since within an interval of just three days, the Governor Higginson and the Christopher Columbus had observed it at two positions on the charts separated by a distance of more than 700 nautical leagues.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Similar events were likewise observed in Pacific seas, on July 23 of the same year, by the Christopher Columbus from the West India & Pacific Steam Navigation Co. Consequently, this extraordinary cetacean could transfer itself from one locality to another with startling swiftness, since within an interval of just three days, the Governor Higginson and the Christopher Columbus had observed it at two positions on the charts separated by a distance of more than 700 nautical leagues.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Together they had lifted the Christopher Columbus out of the ruin in which the phony French madam had left it, and had worked to transform it into a social event and historic monument whose reputation was passed by word of mouth from sailor to sailor on the farthest seas.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
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