Christopher

Definitions

  • If you'll believe me, Christopher Columbus Allen walked right into our kitchen
    If you'll believe me, Christopher Columbus Allen walked right into our kitchen
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Christopher Christian martyr and patron saint of travellers (3rd century)
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Christopher Barker's Device Christopher Barker's Device
Christopher Columbus Christopher Columbus
Christopher Sly wakes up surrounded by courtiers Christopher Sly wakes up surrounded by courtiers
Globe of Christopher Treffler, 1683 Globe of Christopher Treffler, 1683
St. Christopher St. Christopher

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The first known American novelist to hand in a manuscript that was typed was Mark Twain. His typewriter was a Remington No.1, which was invented by Christopher Sholes and Carlos Glidden.
    • n Christopher See herb-christopher.
    • n Christopher A brooch, badge, pilgrim's sign, or the like, bearing a figure of St. Christopher carrying the infant Christ.
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Quotations

  • James Joyce
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    “Christopher Columbus, as everyone knows, is honored by posterity because he was the last to discover America.”

Usage

In literature:

Christopher (St.) and the Doree, 536.
"Notes and Queries, Index of Volume 5, January-June, 1852" by Various
Christopher Shute and Robert Dockray, 1599-1642.
"A History of Giggleswick School" by Edward Allen Bell
But no doubt he expects old Christopher Sykes would do something handsome.
"Shirley" by Charlotte Brontë
Mary Magdalene and Christopher, Catherine and Anthony.
"The Shores of the Adriatic" by F. Hamilton Jackson
Christopher, Christopher, you have sailed before the wind since first you weighed your anchor, and now you think to sail upon a bow-line?
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume XV" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Here the old ally of the Huguenots, Louis of Nassau, accompanied by Duke Christopher, younger son of the elector palatine, met them.
"History of the Rise of the Huguenots" by Henry Baird
Christopher Newport left on May 21 and proceeded inland to the falls of the James.
"The First Seventeen Years: Virginia 1607-1624" by Charles E. Hatch
If I go I take Christopher with me.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 158, June 9, 1920" by Various
But Christopher has prosed long enough.
"Household Papers and Stories" by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Christopher Thompson went to nature.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 1, No. 4, September, 1850" by Various
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In poetry:

"Gramercy, Christopher, my sonne,
Thy counsell well it liketh me,
And if we speed and scape with life,
Well advanced shalt thou bee.
"The Rising In The North" by Anonymous British
O give me the life of the Village,
Uninhibited, free, and sweet.
The place where the arts all flourish,
Grove Court and Christopher Street.
"Tosh Bosh" by Howard Phillips Lovecraft
He sayd, "Come hither, Christopher Norton,
A gallant youth thou seemst to bee;
What doest thou counsell me, my sonne,
Now that good erle's in jeopardy?"
"The Rising In The North" by Anonymous British
Like the great giant Christopher it stands
Upon the brink of the tempestuous wave,
Wading far out among the rocks and sands,
The night-o'ertaken mariner to save.
"By The Seaside : The Lighthouse" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
It was Sir Christopher Gardiner,
Knight of the Holy Sepulchre,
From Merry England over the sea,
Who stepped upon this continent
As if his august presence lent
A glory to the colony.
"Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 3. The Landlord's Tale; The Rhyme of Sir Christopher" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
DEBORAH and Christopher brought me dandelions,
Kenton brought me buttercups with summer on their breath,
But Michael brought an autumn leaf, like lacy filigree,
A wan leaf, a ghost leaf, beautiful as death.
"Tribute" by Aline Murray Kilmer

In news:

Former Deputy Mayor Christopher Thomaskutty, former Chief Technology Officer Rico J Singleton, City Council President Bernard C "Jack" Young and city Comptroller Joan M Pratt.
Clarinetist Evan Christopher reflects on his summer travels and the role of musicians as musical ambassadors.
With so many fine musicians at work in the Crescent City, it's easy to take the local talent for granted, but clarinetist Evan Christopher made such slights impossible with his soaring set at the New Orleans Jazz Fest on Saturday.
Various artists — The Rock 'n' Roll Dreams of Duncan Christopher: Songs from the Motion Picture Soundtrack.
Best Kickstarter Campaign went to Christopher Badell and Paul Bender for Sentinels of the Multiverse.
Christopher Polk / Michael Buckner, Getty Images.
Al and Linda Colley of Sedalia announce the engagement of their daughter, Alison Lynn Colley , to Christopher Glenn Hill, son of Roy and Lisa Hill of Murray.
THE martial-arts epic "Hero," which opens on Aug 27, is the product of an unlikely collaboration between two dazzling visual stylists: the Chinese director Zhang Yimou and the Australian cinematographer Christopher Doyle.
It was a traditional celebration of the life and times of Christopher Columbus.
This image from a surveillance video shows Christopher Harris after his head hit a concrete wall on May 10.
Through DNA testing, a Danish scientist has determined that at least two of Christopher Columbus' shipmates were Africans.
Nick Viverito, left, said he's "still trying to get my head around" the stabbing death of his friend William Christopher Pettry.
Christopher Motz, president of the Maryland campuses of Kaplan University, speaks Sunday during the fall commencement ceremony for the Hagerstown campus at North Hagerstown High School.
Brock Frazier, right, and Roger Brown, center, listen Tuesday afternoon as Ada County Clerk Christopher D Rich prepares to break their 22-22 tie for Precinct 1915 Republican committeeman with a state-mandated coin toss.
Following are experts from a communique on Bosnia released today on steps to be taken in Bosnia after consultations by Secretary of State Warren Christopher and his counterparts from Britain, Russia, France and Spain.
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In science:

FIG. 13: Fusion cross sections leading to the formation of superheavy elements. (Courtesy of Christoph E. D¨ullmann).
Fusion11 Conference Summary
We acknowledge the help of Christopher Klein, Adam Morgan, and Brad Cenko in helping to manually classify variable stars with ALLSTARS.
Active Learning to Overcome Sample Selection Bias: Application to Photometric Variable Star Classification
Andrieu, Christophe, de Freitas, Nando, Doucet, Arnaud, and Jordan, Michael I.
Bayesian Optimization for Adaptive MCMC
The second author is indebted to Yuji Odaka for his inspiring work [Oda08] and useful discussions, to Christopher Hacon on his crucial suggestion on proving the results in Subsection 2.4, to Dan Abramovich and J´anos Koll´ar on their helpful remarks.
Special test configurations and $K$-stability of Fano varieties
We would like to thank Christopher Stubbs; Christopher Crockett; Fred Walters; David Charbonneau, Zachory Berta and the MEarth pro ject; Jochen Greiner at GROND; Matthew Templeton and the AAVSO for their help and advice with observing VB 10.
Searching for Planets During Predicted Mesolensing Events: II. PLAN-IT: An Observing Program and its Application to VB 10
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