Cricket is a sport enjoyed by hundreds of millions around the globe, mainly in former British colonies.
Britain and the colonies, for example, only accepted it in 1752.
The laws carried over to the American colonies, and would ultimately go on the books in 40 U.S. states.
Spain was raking in huge profits with their New World colonies, mainly by extracting gold and silver.
It remains the receptive petri dish to any and all sorts of colonies of humanity that finally managed to find one another.
The joy it diffused throughout the colonies, long familiarised to disaster, was in proportion to their former disappointments.
The fate of their colonies will be fought in Europe, not here.
With animals standing out in the open and working hard, as they do in India and the colonies, it is not so dangerous.
As for furs and leather and lumber, no other town in the colonies compared with Albany.
Most of the clubs have bedrooms attached, which are much used by travellers in the colonies.
late 14c., "ancient Roman settlement outside Italy," from Latin colonia "settled land, farm, landed estate," from colonus "husbandman, tenant farmer, settler in new land," from colere "to inhabit, cultivate, frequent, practice, tend, guard, respect," from PIE root *kwel- "move around" (source of Latin -cola "inhabitant;" see cycle (n.)). Also used by the Romans to translate Greek apoikia "people from home." Modern application dates from 1540s.
colony col·o·ny (kŏl'ə-nē)
A discrete group of organisms, such as a group of cells growing on a solid nutrient surface.
The city of Philippi was a Roman colony (Acts 16:12), i.e., a military settlement of Roman soldiers and citizens, planted there to keep in subjection a newly-conquered district. A colony was Rome in miniature, under Roman municipal law, but governed by military officers (praetors and lictors), not by proconsuls. It had an independent internal government, the jus Italicum; i.e., the privileges of Italian citizens.