The imperial palace of St. Christopher is built at some distance from Rio, and is approached by a portico and a double colonnade.
The people of St. Christopher's were about to topple back into the abyss.
St. Christopher, instead of using a ferry-boat, carried the travellers who came to him across the river on his broad shoulders.
I have been hearin' about you from St. Christopher's Mission.
Gutenberg consented, and the next day the woman sent the money for the “St. Christopher.”
To do that would be to destroy the people of St. Christopher's.
But when he saw that the new-comer was St. Christopher, who had slighted his counsel, he refused to admit him.
The good he can do will more than balance any injury that may be done to St. Christopher's.
He could give no more time to this now, but he hung several copies of the “St. Christopher” in his front room.
The fresco of St. Christopher that faces it is remarkable only for its size.
masc. proper name, Church Latin Christophoros, from Ecclesiastical Greek khristophoros, literally "Christ-bearing;" from phoros "bearer," from pherein "to carry" (see infer). In medieval legend he was a giant (one of the rare virtuous ones) who aided travellers by carrying them across a river. Medallions with his image worn by travellers are known from the Middle Ages (e.g. Chaucer's Yeoman). Not a common name in medieval England.