• "'We will see where this rat came from.'"
    "'We will see where this rat came from.'"
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Came kām imp. of Come.
    • n came kām A slender rod of cast lead, with or without grooves, used, in casements and stained-glass windows, to hold together the panes or pieces of glass.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

"They came hopping in, Paul an easy first." "They came hopping in, Paul an easy first."
"The pigtail came off with the skull-cap." "The pigtail came off with the skull-cap."
"Three men came running up." "Three men came running up."
Night Watchman Came in With a House Policeman 071 Night Watchman Came in With a House Policeman 071
The Jonesvillians, and the Loontowns, and the Zoarites came from fur and near The Jonesvillians, and the Loontowns, and the Zoarites came from fur and near

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The name "Lego" came from the Danish word LEg Godt, which means "play well."
    • n came Preterit of come.
    • n came A comb.
    • n came A ridge.
    • n came The batch or amount of lead necessary to make sash-bars for 100 square feet of glazing; also, this amount cast into small rods or bars 12 or 14 inches long, and ready for drawing.
    • n came Hence The prepared sash-bar itself, having a section like an I, more or less rounded at each end, and called in technical language glaziers' turned lead or window-lead.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first product that the toy company Mattel came out with was picture frames
    • pa.t Came kām did come of Come.
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  • Omar Khayyam
    “Drink! for you know not whence you came nor why: drink! for you know not why you go, nor where.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Kids use to ask where they came from, now they tell you where to go”
  • Bjarne Stronstrup
    Bjarne Stronstrup
    “I have always wished for a computer that would be as easy to use as my telephone. My wish came true. I no longer know how to use my telephone.”
  • Eddie Murphy
    Eddie Murphy
    “I've always had confidence. It came because I have lots of initiative. I wanted to make something of myself.”
  • William S. Burroughs
    “Which came first the intestine or the tapeworm?”
  • Lee Trevino
    Lee Trevino
    “My divorce came to me as a complete surprise. That's what happens when you haven't been home in eighteen years.”


Ship came in - If your ship has come in, something very good has happened to you.
Which came first the chicken or the egg? - This idiomatic expression is used when it is not clear who or what caused something.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Scot. came, caim, comb, and OE. camet, silver


In literature:

Beyond the rough bad lands we came upon the prairie.
"Land of the Burnt Thigh" by Edith Eudora Kohl
Gerda came, but another Giant maid came also.
"The Children of Odin" by Padraic Colum
Aunt Jane came home presently and carried away her sleeping baby.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1905 to 1906" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Richard Leyburn was sent for and came.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
They had only passed through the gate on their way home, when down the hillside, like a madman, came Willie Bain.
"Allison Bain" by Margaret Murray Robertson
But as morning came the cold grew more intense; the air which came through the door froze us to the bone.
"Nobody's Boy" by Hector Malot
And so the time came in which Daniel was to earn his own bread.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
Presently he came to a lonely valley in a district which seemed almost entirely uninhabited.
"The Day of Judgment" by Joseph Hocking
Then the snow came, and after the snow came the frost.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
Then up came Crow, and out came Philip in his new peaked cap and leggings.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
She came to Tanqueray one evening, the evening before publication; she came secretly, while Owen was in Fleet Street.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
The three of them came home in summer for at least part of the season, and always came at Christmas.
"Frank of Freedom Hill" by Samuel A. Derieux
Nevertheless, the penetrating note came forth, never ceasing, drumming incessantly upon the boy's brain.
"The Riflemen of the Ohio" by Joseph A. Altsheler
At the same moment a ludicrous figure forced a passage through the crowd, and came to a stand in the middle of the green.
"A Son of Hagar" by Sir Hall Caine
There came back to his mind the picture of that day in the German woods.
"Charles Frohman: Manager and Man" by Isaac Frederick Marcosson and Daniel Frohman
The children did not come; but autumn came, and winter came, and then spring also.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
On Sunday afternoons, also, he came.
"Tales of Space and Time" by Herbert George Wells
When Julius came to Krakatoa Villa, he came already half disillusioned about Sally.
"Somehow Good" by William de Morgan
There came an answering neigh.
"The Law-Breakers" by Ridgwell Cullum
Soon after, the end came.
"Tales from Dickens" by Charles Dickens and Hallie Erminie Rives

In poetry:

Summer came,
Rose on rose;
Leaf on leaf,
Summer goes.
"Summer Songs" by Richard Le Gallienne
Summer came,
Song on song;
O summer had
A golden tongue.
"Summer Songs" by Richard Le Gallienne
As I was walking
I came upon
chance walking
the same road upon.
"Kore" by Robert Creeley
Whence came you,
Wind from the sea,
Singing through
The casuarina tree?
"The Casuarina Tree (Southern Rhodesia)" by Cicely Fox Smith
The Spirit of Spring
Was listening near;
The captive dew-drop
She came to cheer!
"The Dew-Drop: A Metrical Fantasy" by Samuel Lover
Even a hornet came,
With sheathed sting,—
He never yet had seen
So lost a thing!
"A Ballad of The Kind Little Creatures" by Richard Le Gallienne

In news:

It was Romney who came out fighting in first debate.
When it came to reading a book out loud.
Your Magic is Real was an absurdly new-agey and tinny rap-radio pastiche—a fact that hasn't prevented him from touring nonstop since it came out.
Aurelia Gayle Hiple, a beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend came to the end of her journey Oct 9, 2011.
There are two famous albums that came in big metal boxes--John Lydon's Public Image Ltd and MF Doom's Operation Doomsday --and surely new Stones Throw signee Vex Ruffin loves them both.
The Ave Maria men's basketball team came out ahead on Saturday with an 84-68 win over Clearwater Christian at the Golisano Field House.
COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- A boy looked out the window of his home in Ave Maria Sunday, and literally came face to face with a bear.
Avenged Sevenfold fans in North America were bracing for a summer without any live shows from their favorite band until Metallica came and saved the day.
Especially when the topic came to the future of Josh Hamilton.
He came off a practical man whose libertarian bent is almost entirely incidental.
'Duvalier came back to see Haiti'.
The invitation-only concert in Washington DC came on the eve of the pair receiving the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song from President Obama.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The No 11 Texas Longhorns came in determined to knock Geno Smith around and force West Virginia to run the ball.
The Beavers offense came out in full force with Sean Mannion and Storm Woods dominating the stat sheet.
It's the question the city and West University neighbors have been debating for months, but months of negotiation came to a grinding halt, with what neighbors are calling a backroom deal.

In science:

It might be worth finding this document, for history’s sake, since I think Jerrard came along at a later date, and claimed it as his own.
On the Complete Solution to the Most General Fifth Degree Polynomial
It has become generally accepted that the complex molecules required to initiate life on earth very likely came from outer space rather than having been formed on the earth.
Cosmic Dust in the 21st Century
Two of these examples are due to Izumiya and Sano [IS] who came up with them in their study of affine evolutes of convex curves.
Sextactic points on a simple closed curve
The first evidence came from the discovery of a tenuous screen of small particles around the Earth producing the zodiacal light.
High-Redshift Galaxies: The Far-Infrared and Sub-Millimeter View
Direct evidences of dust production came from the case-study of SN 1987a (CO and SiO molecules found in the ejecta), the dark spots observed in the synchrotron nebula of Crab, the IR mapping by ISO of Cas-A which resolved clumpy emission associated with the fast moving knots (Lagage et al. 1996).
High-Redshift Galaxies: The Far-Infrared and Sub-Millimeter View
In 1938, C. F. von Weizs¨acker came close to solving the problem of how some stars shine.
How the sun shines
This is of course not so: During our work on this paper, we came across many more inclusions of simple groups that are not localizations.
Finite simple groups and localization
Before the HST image of 30 Doradus came out in the summer of 1990, several papers had argued that R136 (the central ob ject in the 30 Doradus cluster) was a single star with a mass of several thousand solar masses (e.g., Cassinelli, Mathis & Savage 1981).
The Formation of Star Clusters
This demonstrated that HST had no peers when it came to detecting compact, point-like ob jects against a bright background.
The Formation of Star Clusters
For the more distant galaxies where the clusters are not well resolved, most of the original motivation came from trying to understand the specific frequency of globular clusters in elliptical galaxies (Schweizer 1982, Burstein, 1982, Ashman and Zepf 1992).
The Formation of Star Clusters
This result came after many years of work assuming allmost unanimously the simple finite size scaling form.
Turbulent self-organized criticality
In the introduction, I mentioned of the ‘pebble-throwing’ game popular in the province of Monacco, from which the name Monte Carlo came.
Monte Carlo: Basics
The warm temperatures used in the models were based on the values which came out of the two-component fits, and were kept constant for all models.
The SCUBA Local Universe Galaxy Survey II. 450 micron data - evidence for cold dust in bright IRAS Galaxies
The prediction of the single bit upset cross section is very difficult because a lot of parameters came into play .
Single Event Effects in the Pixel readout chip for BTeV
This came out of the fact that in string tree automata, “traditional” states become input symbols during vertical moves.
Using Tree Automata and Regular Expressions to Manipulate Hierarchically Structured Data