References in classic literature ?
So we have contracted our field of search to a large book, printed in double columns and in common use.
A column of an average daily paper in America contains from 1,800 to 2,500 words; the reading-matter in a single issue consists of from 25,000 to 50,000 words.
It had fifty-four columns around it, but only six are standing now--the others lie broken at its base, a confused and picturesque heap.
A fire was left burning, to guide them by its column of smoke, and the travellers proceeded on their march.
The French doctor held no taper; he was leaning against one of the columns in a respectful attitude implying that he, a foreigner, in spite of all differences of faith, understood the full importance of the rite now being performed and even approved of it.
As the stream divided, the place became clear; the two dark columns moving obliquely from the copse, to unite again at the distance of a mile, on its opposite side.
At the same instant the mighty portal swung wide and the head of the Kaolian column emerged.
Whilst Aylward had been speaking, a strong column of archers had defiled through the pass beneath them.
They tumbled teams about with a fine feeling that it was no matter so long as their column got to the front in time.
By this time the column on the street was almost on us.
I was the last to leave the chamber of the submarine, and as I followed the rear of the column toward the corridor, I moved through water to my knees.
The entire column had passed out of sight: the straight white road lay bare and desolate in the moonlight!