Marco Polo


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Marco Polo Venetian traveler who explored Asia in the 13th century and served Kublai Khan (1254-1324)
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In literature:

When Marco Polo started for school in the morning, he did not step out into a street, as you do.
"Discoverers and Explorers" by Edward R. Shaw
Indeed Sir John, like Marco Polo, was perfectly honest, though some of their informants may not have been so.
"Notes and Queries, Number 68, February 15, 1851" by Various
In the maps of the day, Newfoundland and Florida were both placed in Asia, while Mexico was identified with the Quinsay of Marco Polo.
"A Book of Discovery" by Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge
This accorded with the descriptions given by Marco Polo of the remote coasts of Asia.
"Notable Voyagers" by W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
Polo, Marco, I. his book, 40.
"History of the United States, Volume 6 (of 6)" by E. Benjamin Andrews
But Marco Polo nowhere says expressly that Asia is bounded on the north by the sea.
"The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II" by A.E. Nordenskieold
The Arab ships, according to Marco Polo, were also built without the use of nails.
"A History of Sea Power" by William Oliver Stevens and Allan Westcott
Marco Polo himself followed these stages in the year 1280 as we do to-day in the twentieth century.
"The Fulfilment of a Dream of Pastor Hsi's" by A. Mildred Cable
The only puzzling circumstance was that they did not find any of Marco Polo's cities.
"The Discovery of America Vol. 1 (of 2)" by John Fiske
In 1272-1273 Marco Polo and his companions stayed for a time in Badakshan.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2" by Various
Just as the thing was in Marco Polo's time, so it is to-day.
"A Wayfarer in China" by Elizabeth Kendall
Even in the time of MARCO POLO we have only a Java Major and a Java Minor.
"British Borneo" by W. H. Treacher
How came Marco Polo to be drawn so far into the vague and shadowy East?
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 5 of 8" by Various
See Wright's edition of Travels of Marco Polo (London and New York, 1892), p. 435, note.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 - Volume 40 of 55" by Francisco Colin
About this time (the thirteenth century), Marco Polo resided and travelled in Asia.
"Needlework As Art" by Marian Alford
POLO, PALAZZO, at San G. Grisostomo (the house of Marco Polo), II.
"The Stones of Venice, Volume III (of 3)" by John Ruskin
POLO, Marco, describes Greek Christians of Socotra, 51.
"Rulers of India: Albuquerque" by Henry Morse Stephens
According to Marco Polo's account, the failure of the expedition was due to jealousy between the two officers in command.
"Historic Tales, Vol. 12 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
Polo, Marco (1256-1323), Venetian traveller, 145.
"A Short History of French Literature" by George Saintsbury
In the midst of these immortal five hundred images is that of "Marco Polo," who visited here in the twelfth century.
"My Trip Around the World" by Eleonora Hunt

In news:

Discover Interview George Schaller's Grand Plan to Save the Marco Polo Sheep.
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Discover Interview George Schaller's Grand Plan to Save the Marco Polo Sheep .
Europe Trade CMA CGM Group has announced that the CMA CGM MARCO POLO, the world's largest containership, has begun its first voyage on November 7th, in Ningbo, China.
A dive into a cold lake, a dip in the pool and a game of Marco Polo provide an opportunity to cool off on warm days.
Marco Polo hosts Marco Island Fine Dining Club.
Well, it seems Munch is no Marco Polo.
It's 'Live to eat' at Marco Polo.
The story, narrated by Mark and Molly Johnson, relived explorer Marco Polo's voyage through India, China, Japan and Southeast Asia.
In the Footsteps of Marco Polo.
Marco Polo to get the Starz treatment with new original series.
Starz sets premiere date for 'Magic City,' goes exploring with 'Marco Polo '.
Starz Orders 'Marco Polo ' Series From Weinsteins, Ben Silverman.

In science:

Venice (see Fig. 1): Cannaregio, San Polo, Dorsoduro, Santa Croce, San Marco and Castello, Giudecca.
Sestieri of Venice