Christopher Columbus

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Noun1.Christopher Columbus - Italian navigator who discovered the New World in the service of Spain while looking for a route to China (1451-1506)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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"Oh, Christopher Columbus, Christopher Columbus, what did you do when you discovered America?"
He showed us the birthplace of Christopher Columbus, and after we had reflected in silent awe before it for fifteen minutes, he said it was not the birthplace of Columbus, but of Columbus' grandmother!
"Christopher Columbus! What's the matter?" cried Jo, as Beth put out her hand as if to warn her off, and asked quickly, "You've had the scarlet fever, havent't you?"
About a quarter-past nine in the morning, they caught a glimpse of some signs of vegetation: herbage floating on that sea of sand, and announcing, as the weeds upon the ocean did to Christopher Columbus, the nearness of the shore--green shoots peeping up timidly between pebbles that were, in their turn, to be the rocks of that vast expanse.
Nobody ever HAD built above Fortieth Street--no, says I, nor above the Battery either, before Christopher Columbus discovered America.
You wave an airy adieu to the boys on shore, light your biggest pipe, and swagger about the deck as if you were Captain Cook, Sir Francis Drake, and Christopher Columbus all rolled into one.
Samuel Eliot Morrison, in his book Christopher Columbus, Mariner, rightly said, "No other sailor had the persistence, the knowledge, and the sheer guts to sail thousands of miles into the unknown ocean until he found land."
15 that Muslims, rather than Christopher Columbus, discovered the Americas, the international press has reacted with skepticism, likening the remark to other baffling and arrogant statements from the Turkish leader.
Christopher Columbus was a very brave Italian explorer who thought the earth was round.
1506: Christopher Columbus, Genoese explorer, died in Valladolid, Spain.
Menus today might feature iguana tacos, or ant burgers, or even hot dogs made from real dogs, if it weren't for Christopher Columbus.
1492: Christopher Columbus, below, sighted his first land in discovering the New World, calling it San Salvador.

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