American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Ericson, Leif fl. c. 1000. Norwegian navigator who, according to Norse sagas, was blown off course when voyaging to Greenland and thereby discovered and named Vinland, probably in Nova Scotia or New England.
- n. A surname.
“But Soame Rivers noticed a difference in her bearing; he was not her father, and he was accustomed to watch every tone of her speech and every movement of her eyes, and he saw that she was not entirely herself in the company of the 'new man,' as he called Ericson; and seeing it he felt a pang, or at least a prick, at the heart, and sneered at himself immediately in consequence.”
“He is the son of Eric the Red and hence the name Ericson) was killed by "Eskimoes" (the correct term is "Inuit") in Labrador.”
“He hated to call Ericson either 'his Excellency' or 'the”
“Then, folk songs, the bravery of Leif Ericson, the adventures of Thor Heyerdahl and his Kon-Tiki, the sadness of Edvard Munch paintings, the bold and brutal sculptures of Gustav Vigeland, the outrageous integration of landscape with culture in Oslo's new ballet and opera house by Snohetta architects.”
“CSI201 is an introduction to computer science for majors using Java and the media computation framework developed by Mark Guzdial and Barbara Ericson.”
“The popular media computation curriculum from Mark Guzdial and Barbara Ericson attempts to address this by working with digital media files (images, sounds, video).”
“The three "white" names used were Connor Ericson, Jake Yoder, and Molly Johnson.”
“He knew that tomorrow Melissa would want to read something like Top recording artist Melissa Knight has bounced back from her well-publicized breakup with rock singer Leif Ericson and is now madly in love with public relations dynamo Ted Carpenter.”
“I never shall know how much Ericson got out of it.”
“Okay, but Erik the Red and Leif Ericson, Norse explorers arrived in the Americas some 500 years prior to Columbus 3.”
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