Usage examples for cathay

  1. Now I have devised you many countries on this half the kingdom of Cathay, of the which many be obeissant to the great Chan. – The-Travels-of-Sir-John-Mandeville by Mandeville, John, Sir
  2. He could not have entered the Great River and breasted its yellow current for a hundred miles, without seeing in his mind's eye those phantom figures of French and Spanish adventurers who had voyaged up and down its turbid waters in quest of gold or of distant Cathay. – Jefferson and his Colleagues A Chronicle of the Virginia Dynasty, Volume 15 In The Chronicles Of America Series by Allen Johnson
  3. Instead of Cathay, the Grand Khan ready to welcome Christianity and a short road to the wealth of the East, he had found a few semi- tropical islands, producing parrots and cocoanuts chiefly, and inhabited by harmless barbarians living in an idyllic state of poverty and idleness. – Bartholomew de Las Casas; his life, apostolate, and writings by Francis Augustus MacNutt
  4. Plancius and Maalzoon, the States- General and Prince Maurice, were convinced that the true road to Cathay would be found by sailing north- east. – History of the United Netherlands, 1598-99 by John Lothrop Motley