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a city in S Michigan.
Literary. .
Historical Examples

Here she learned that her beloved Amazan had just set sail for Albion.
Voltaire’s Romances Franois-Marie Arouet

Albion’s England is in no danger of incurring that sentence.
A History of English Literature George Saintsbury

The theatre of the Boulevard refused the drama; so the author’s rage against l’infame Albion was yet unappeased.
The Newcomes William Makepeace Thackeray

The Albion Dock could be readily enlarged to receive a ship of war.
The Last Voyage Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey

We shall have perfidious Albion caught in her own noose, as you shall see.
Springhaven R. D. Blackmore

And I know of no place where it could be established to so much advantage, as at Albion.
The Journal of Negro History, Volume 3, 1918 Various

He also made an astronomical instrument to which he gave the name “Albion,” and wrote a book describing the manner of using it.
Bell’s Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Saint Albans Thomas Perkins

Albion was “consid’able of a joker,” Mr. Peaslee reflected gloomily.
The Calico Cat Charles Miner Thompson

A fine little ship, called the Albion, of Bermuda, set on fire by the Glory.
The Life of Captain Matthew Flinders Ernest Scott

I only wish I could hope that you would stay in Albion and aid me.
The Hot Swamp R.M. Ballantyne

(archaic or poetic) Britain or England

ancient name of England, Old English, from Latin, sometimes said to be from the non-Indo-European base *alb “mountain,” which also is suggested as the source of Latin Alpes “Alps,” Albania, and Alba, an Irish name for “Scotland.” But more likely from Latin albus “white” (see alb), which would be an apt description of the chalk cliffs of the island’s southern coast.

Breoton is garsecges ealond, ðæt wæs iu geara Albion haten. [translation of Bede’s “Historia Ecclesiastica Gentis Anglorum,” c.900 C.E.]

Perfidious Albion translates French rhetorical phrase la perfide Albion, said to have been in use since 16c. but popularized by Napoleon I in the recruiting drive of 1813, a reference to the supposedly treacherous policies of Britain when dealing with foreign powers.


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