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 Columbus of the Skies (The).Column at Boulogne. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
The Alexandrine Column. Made of granite; in memory of the Emperor Alexander.   1
   The Column of Antonïnus. At Rome; made of marble, 176 feet high; in memory of the Emperior Marcus Aurelius Antonïnus. Like that of Trajan, this column is covered externally with spiral basreliefs representing the wars carried on by the emperor.   2
        Sixtus V. caused the original statue of this column to be supplanted by a figure of St. Paul. (See Trajan’s Column.)
   The Column of Arcadius. At Constantinople; made of marble.   3

 Columbus of the Skies (The).Column at Boulogne. 


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