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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • See Marco Polo.

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  • n. A traveler.
  • n. Game played (usually in a swimming pool) where one person runs or swims around blindly yelling "Marco" and everyone else must respond with "Polo" while the person who is "it" tries to locate them. See Wikipedia:Marco Polo (game)

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. Venetian traveler who explored Asia in the 13th century and served Kublai Khan (1254-1324)


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  • The sauce, dubbed Marco Polo, is an exotic blend of spices from the adventurer's journey: cumin, curry, ginger, chile, anise and cinnamon.

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  • Here begins what may properly be called Marco Polo's travels.

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  • Both passengers and crew are showing suspected symptoms of the vomiting bug on board the Transocean Tours operated Marco Polo, which is berthed in Invergordon, Easter Ross.


  • Tamakikat ordered the Marco Polo, which is their number 1 seller.

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  • The slate includes a mix of reality and scripted fare, from "Mob Wives" — a series set to air on VH1 about four women who grew up in the mob or married into it — to "Marco Polo," a historical series that follows Marco Polo's time as a special envoy to Kublai Khan and has drawn offers from several cable networks.

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  • This is the Cannaregio sestiere (district), haunted by former residents such as Marco Polo, Wagner, Tintoretto and Titian.

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  • Europe, such as Marco Polo, give an entirely false picture: as foreigners they had a privileged position, living in the cities and seeing nothing of the situation of the general population.

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  • Columbus thought this land was a part of the east coast of Asia, and he could not understand why he did not find cities such as Marco Polo had described.

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  • The medieval traveler and writer Marco Polo, one of the earliest westerners to visit China, had used the word Chin to refer to the land in his native language, Venetian.

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  • So the novel is a subterfuge, a mask within a mask, whereby Calvino relives Venice through the meanderings and ruminations of Marco Polo.

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