Examples from the Web for albion
Early as the hour was, a band was lined up on the quarter deck of the "Albion."Dave Darrin on Mediterranean Service|H. Irving Hancock
As at the Albion in 1857, they would manifest before press reporters, but not before Harvard professors.
You remember what we agreed upon after we'd told Albion Bennet that we'd keep it secret.The Shoulders of Atlas|Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Pursued by their enemies the three brothers and Derdriu emigrate to Scotland, and take refuge with the king of Albion.A Literary History of the English People|Jean Jules Jusserand
Perhaps this performance compensates the noble son of Albion for the loss of the executions of his own dear native land.The Prose Writings of Heinrich Heine|Heinrich Heine
British Dictionary definitions for albion
Word Origin for Albion
Word Origin and History for albion
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.