Columbus Day

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Columbus Day a legal holiday commemorating the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Columbus Day The 12th day of October, on which day in 1492 Christopher Columbus discovered America, landing on one of the Bahama Islands (probably the one now commonly called Watling Island), and naming it “San Salvador”; -- called also Discovery Day. This day is made a legal holiday in many States of The United States.
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Usage

In literature:

When I woke in the morning, before I could face the light of day, it was necessary that I should fortify myself with Columbus and Galileo.
"The Fixed Period" by Anthony Trollope
Columbus didn't know where he was going anyway, and to-morrow's Columbus Day.
"Roy Blakeley's Camp on Wheels" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
A few days later the Rebels evacuated Columbus on the Mississippi.
"My Days and Nights on the Battle-Field" by Charles Carleton Coffin
A day or two later came word that Columbus, on the Mississippi, had been evacuated.
"Dr. Sevier" by George W. Cable
The last days of the voyage of Columbus were lonesome days.
"Christopher Columbus and His Monument Columbia" by Various
On the next day two pelicans came on board, and Columbus records that these birds are not accustomed to go twenty leagues from land.
"Little Masterpieces of Science: Explorers" by Various
Barlow's "Hesper" even hints that a Columbus from New England may one day rediscover the Old World.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 88, February, 1865" by Various
The regiment went on to Columbus two days ago.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 93, July, 1865" by Various
Dante and Columbus were Italians in their time: they would be Russians or Americans to-day.
"The Voice of Science in Nineteenth-Century Literature" by Various
And how did the world before Columbus' day get on without any uncles in America?
"Villa Eden:" by Berthold Auerbach
That is because the two ends of the island appear, in Columbus's day, to have been occupied by different races.
"The History of Cuba, vol. 1" by Willis Fletcher Johnson
It was in Italy that Columbus was born; in Venice, destined one day to be restored to Italy, newspapers were first issued.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume II (of 2)" by John William Draper
Had Columbus turned back only the day before he saw the land, the adventure had been worse than lost.
"Speeches, Addresses, and Occasional Sermons, Volume 1 (of 3)" by Theodore Parker
On the day of the Columbus celebration (October 12th) it was a million and seventy-five thousand!
"The Story of the Atlantic Telegraph" by Henry M. (Henry Martyn) Field
That lamp was lighted in the days of Columbus, and has been burning continuously ever since!
"Memoirs of Service Afloat, During the War Between the States" by Raphael Semmes
In those days merchants hauled their goods from Columbus or Seward and all the grain marketed went to the same points.
"Collection of Nebraska Pioneer Reminiscences" by Nebraska Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution
Aunt Louise is going to have her housewarming on October 12, Columbus Day?
"Ethel Morton at Sweetbriar Lodge" by Mabell S. C. Smith
The day of the month on which Columbus landed is, of course, the day to be observed in commemoration of that event.
"Our Calendar" by George Nichols Packer
THE EAGLE LINE, leaves Columbus every other day, for Cleveland, through in 40 hours, via Mt.
"Historic Highways of America (Vol. 10)" by Archer Butler Hulbert
I should have liked it still better before the days of Columbus, when it led to the unknown!
"Mount Royal, Volume 1 of 3" by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
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In poetry:

There are no ghosts, you say,
To haunt her blaze of light;
No shadows in her day,
No phantoms in her night.
Columbus' tattered sail
Has passed beyond our hail.
"The Ghost Of The New World" by Alfred Noyes
One poor day!--
Remember whose and not how short it is!
It is God's day, it is Columbus's.
A lavish day! One day, with life and heart,
Is more than time enough to find a world.
"Columbus" by James Russell Lowell

In news:

The Columbus Jewish Day School in New Albany has started a robotics program through a partnership with Battelle and the Wasserstrom Co.'s science and technology fund.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The days when Ohio State regularly entertained a Mid-American Conference school may be coming to an end because of the new FBS playoff system.
A little rain can't dampen Columbus Day parade.
Enlarge Martin Griff / The Times Liberty Lake Day Camp on Florence Columbus Rd on Thursday, June 28, 2012.
Columbus Day is a ' Dog Day ' at Kettering University.
Last day to ride, play, eat at Greater Columbus Fair.
T he annual hoopla is settling a bit now that Columbus Day is over.
Columbus's Three Voyages, et al. Site of the Day.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio hunters killed 24 percent more deer on the first day of gun season this year compared to last year.
IT'S HIS DAY: President Barack Obama, shown Monday in Columbus, Ohio.
Columbus Day Dinner from Waldorf Astoria.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, is recovering from heart surgery days after his 82nd birthday.
Over the years Columbus Day has become something of Rorschach test on what you think about our history with Native Americans or First Nation people.
Josh Hines prepares pancakes during the Wapakoneta Rotary Club's annual Pancake Day on Thursday at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Wapakoneta.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Columbus.
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