In worthless continental dollars that had depreciated by 9,000 percent since 1776.
It is the omphalos, this city that straddles two steamboat rivers at the continental crossroads.
So Delta snapped up Northwest in 2008, and continental merged with United in 2010.
1818 as a purely geographical term, from continent + -al (1). In reference to the European mainland (as opposed to Great Britain), recorded from 1760. Continental breakfast (the kind eaten on the continent as opposed to the kind eaten in Britain) is attested by 1855. In reference to the British American colonies from 1774; the Continental Congress is attested from 1775; continental divide in use by 1865; continental rise in geology from 1959; continental slope from 1907. Continental shelf first attested 1888.