Definitions

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  • n. a term used to refer to the action of driving around a reservation without a license to do so. i.e.: Driving a vehicle without a drivers' license or valid insurance/registration.

Etymologies

Term spawned by the actions of Christopher Columbus in 1492. Actual origin of the word is unknown as far as first-uttered, but commonly used in the Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Well, Columbusing interviews him and includes this perfect photo by David Foster.

    Hooping.org | Blog | Aaron Hibbs

  • Now our acceptance is that clouds sometimes come from external regions, having had origin from super-geographical lakes and oceans that we shall not attempt to chart, just at present -- only suggesting to enterprising aviators -- and we note that we put it all up to them, and show no inclination to go Columbusing on our own account -- that they take bathing suits, or, rather, deep-sea diving-suits along.

    The Book of the Damned

  • How she must enjoy being at home and discovering her children, after her Columbusing, and only discovering America!

    Selected English Letters

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