• 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 Columbus a city in western Georgia on the Chattahoochee River; industrial center
    • n Columbus a town in eastern Mississippi near the border with Alabama
    • n Columbus the state capital of Ohio; located in the center of the state; site of Ohio State University
    • n 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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Columbuses own relation on his own side, with his wife and daughter Columbuses own relation on his own side, with his wife and daughter
The First Home of The Columbus Buggy Co The First Home of The Columbus Buggy Co
Christopher Columbus Christopher Columbus
Places of Interest in Connection with Columbus's Earlier Life Places of Interest in Connection with Columbus's Earlier Life
The Triumphal Return of Columbus to Spain The Triumphal Return of Columbus to Spain
The Columbus Monument in Granada The Columbus Monument in Granada


  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “If Columbus had turned back, no one would have blamed him. Of course, no one would have remembered him either.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    “America had often been discovered before Columbus, but it had always been hushed up.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Columbus discovered no isle or key so lonely as himself.”
  • James Joyce
    “Christopher Columbus, as everyone knows, is honored by posterity because he was the last to discover America.”
  • Georg C. Lichtenberg
    “The American who first discovered Columbus made a bad discovery.”


In literature:

Columbus, Mayflower C., 6.50.
"The American Missionary -- Volume 54, No. 4, October, 1900" by Various
We're working now at the Columbus House, and we'll be sure to pay you Saturday.
"Jennie Gerhardt" by Theodore Dreiser
The plants in Figure 74 were collected in Ackerman's woods near Columbus, Ohio, and were photographed by Dr. Kellerman.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
Columbus did one good thing for us.
"The Prisoner" by Alice Brown
It is manned by Spanish sailors in the costume of the time of Columbus, and is rigged as Columbus rigged his ship.
"Christopher Columbus and His Monument Columbia" by Various
Having taken on board wood, water, and provisions, Columbus finally sailed from Gomera on the morning of Thursday, September 6.
"Little Masterpieces of Science: Explorers" by Various
Production of Victor Herbert's orchestral suite "Columbus," by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.
"Annals of Music in America" by Henry Charles Lahee
Columbus Chocolate Co. of New York.
"Mixed Faces" by Roy Norton
The first suffrage society in Georgia was formed at Columbus in 1890 and the second in Atlanta in 1894.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume VI" by Various
It is curious and interesting to know what Columbus thought of them.
"Due South or Cuba Past and Present" by Maturin M. Ballou
Columbus made signal for the ships to cast anchor and the boats to be manned and armed.
"Eighth Reader" by James Baldwin
The debt of the United to the Columbus Club is indeed a heavy one.
"Writings in the United Amateur, 1915-1922" by Howard Phillips Lovecraft
Mr. Columbus sailed across the sea many times.
"Primary Handwork" by Ella Victoria Dobbs
Three games of baseball had been arranged for Colby Hall, one with Hixley High, another with Columbus Academy, and a third with Longley.
"The Rover Boys in the Land of Luck" by Edward Stratemeyer
Pillow has advanced, and occupied Columbus, Ky.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
I am stopping at the Columbus Hotel, on the Bowery.
"Young Auctioneers" by Edward Stratemeyer
Columbus was occupied by General Polk, as has been stated, on the 4th, some days earlier.
"History of Morgan's Cavalry" by Basil W. Duke
Columbus repeatedly states that all the islands had one language though differing, more or less, in words.
"The Arawack Language of Guiana in its Linguistic and Ethnological Relations" by Daniel G. Brinton
Railroads crossing Ohio were required to run on Columbus time.
"The Story of Chautauqua" by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
THE PERIOD OF ACTUAL HISTORY, dating from the earliest voyage of Columbus and his companions.
"An Address, Delivered Before the Was-ah Ho-de-no-son-ne or New Confederacy of the Iroquois" by Henry R. Schoolcraft

In poetry:

the thin Columbus of phenomena
alone in the front of a mirror-paneled wardrobe
full of linen
and locking with a key
"Preamble (A Rough Draft For An Ars Poetica)" by Jean Cocteau
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
Columbus! not so shall thy boundless domain
Defraud thy brave sons of their right;
Streams, midlands, and shorelands elude us in vain.
We shall drag their dark regions to light.
"On The Discoveries Of Captain Lewis (January 14, 1807)" by Joel Barlow
High o'er his world as thus Columbus gazed,
And Hesper still the changing scene emblazed,
Round all the realms increasing lustre flew,
And raised new wonders to the Patriarch's view.
"The Columbiad: Book II" by Joel Barlow
Whoso dies, he here had finished!
Spite our sorrow we believe it,
Hold that He, who unrest giveth
(The discoverer's disquiet,
That drove Newton, drove Columbus),
Also knows when rest is needed.
"P. A. Munch" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson

In news:

The historian discusses the ecological impact of Columbus' landing in 1492 on both the Old World and the New World.
Police arrested several protesters blocking a march-leading limousine during a Columbus Day parade that wound through downtown Denver Saturday.
Nor'easter U14 girls win Columbus Day tournament.
UNICO, W-B mark Columbus Day on Square.
Columbus police officers are searching for the suspect in a north Columbus home invasion Friday night.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police in Columbus say they have arrested a man accused of being a serial " creeper " who broke in and watched or touched women as they slept.
The Columbus Dispatch has a story on the Bottoms Up Beer Dispenser being used at Huntington Park, where the Columbus Clippers play.
Scaffolding surrounds the statue of Christopher Columbus, Tuesday, Aug 21, 2012 in New York's Columbus circle.
Columbus Fish Market specializes in seafood served Columbus-style.
The City is getting everything ready for a major push to bring back the Columbus Day Parade in 2013, and this Columbus Day they'll kick off that effort with a breakfast roast that will be a who's who of state and local elected officials.
There is no garbage pickup today in Columbus and Phenix City, due to the Columbus Day holiday.
Slice of Columbus at Columbus Commons.
Columbus, Ohio The Columbus, Ohio union that represents more than 10,000 local area Kroger Co. Workers has ratified a new labor agreement with the company, according to the Business Courier of Cincinnati.
COLUMBUS — A financing grant has been increased for a Columbus developer planning a hotel.
Columbus-Lowndes Development Link CEO Joe Higgins told the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors the tax-in- lieu -of-financing grant to Columbus Properties, LLC will increase from $3 million to $3.85 million.

In science:

What do we know about the product replacement algorithm? In Groups and computation, III (Columbus, OH, 1999), volume 8 of Ohio State Univ.
Finite covers of random 3-manifolds
In Convergence in ergodic theory and probability (Columbus, OH, 1993), vol. 5 of Ohio State Univ.
Asymptotic results for empirical measures of weighted sums of independent random variables
In Almost everywhere convergence (Columbus, OH, 1988).
Linearly edge-reinforced random walks
Department of Astronomy, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210.
Two New Gravitationally Lensed Double Quasars from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
ACES will be transported on orbit by the Japanese transfer vehicle HTV, and installed at the external payload facility of the Columbus module using the ISS robotic arm.
Testing General Relativity with Atomic Clocks
Frederick Rickey, How Columbus encountered America, Math.
Eratosthenes and Pliny, Greek geometry and Roman follies
Trischuk, in “Proc. of the Second Workshop on Tau Lepton Physics” (The Ohio State Univ., Columbus) ed. K. K.
Review of constraints on fermion mixing
E. Black, F. Jelinek, J. Lafferty, D. Magerman, R. Mercer and S. Roukos, 1993. "Towards History-Based Grammars: Using Richer Models for Probabilistic Parsing", Proceedings ACL'93, Columbus, Ohio.
Efficient Algorithms for Parsing the DOP Model? A Reply to Joshua Goodman
The computational work was largely carried out on the Cray SV1 at the Ohio Supercomputer Center in Columbus, Ohio.
Atomic data from the Iron Project.LVIII. New radiative transition probabilities for Fe IV including fine structure
Chihara, The three term recurrence relation and spectral properties of orthogonal polynomials, in “Orthogonal Polynomials” (Columbus, OH, 1989), pp. 99–114, NATO Adv.
The essential spectrum of Schrodinger, Jacobi, and CMV operators
Denis,G´eom´etrie diophantienne sur les modules de Drinfeld. (French) [Diophantine geometry on Drinfeld modules.] The arithmetic of function fields (Columbus, OH, 1991), 285-302, Ohio State Univ.
Equidistribution for torsion points of a Drinfeld module
In The arithmetic of function fields (Columbus, OH, 1991), volume 2 of Ohio State Univ.
A Shafarevich-Faltings Theorem For Rational Functions
Pure Math., Ohio State Univ., Columbus, Ohio, 1978), Proc.
Conformal Designs based on Vertex Operator Algebras
You might as well ask Columbus why he wasted his time discovering America when he could have been improving the methods of Spanish sheep-farming.
Observations of Extrasolar Planets Enabled by a Return to the Moon
Denis, G´eom´etrie diophantienne sur les modules de Drinfel′d, The arithmetic of function fields (Columbus, OH, 1991), Ohio State Univ.
Siegel's theorem for Drinfeld modules