American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- See Xiamen.
- n. The variety of Chinese spoken in and around the city of Xiamen in Fujian province in southeast China.
- n. a city, now officially known as Xiamen, in southern China
- n. the Jiulong Jiang river
- n. The Amoy language/dialect
- n. any of the forms of Chinese spoken in Fukien province
- After Amoy (Xiamen). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Concern about a possible outbreak in Amoy Garden mounted on Saturday, when 22 of Hong Kong's 45 new SAR cases hospitalized that day were determined to be residents of the estate.”
“The South Fukienese Junk Trade at Amoy from the Seventeenth to Early Nineteenth Centuries.”
“Pin-tsun Chang, "Maritime Trade and Local Economy in Late Ming Fukien," 63 – 82; Ren-Chuan Lin, "Fukien's Private Sea Trade in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries," 163 – 216; and Chin-Keong Ng, "The South Fukienese Junk Trade at Amoy from the Seventeenth to Early Nineteenth Centuries," 297 – 316.”
“At Amoy, which is probably the best known of these districts, when natives from the surrounding country bring word into the settlement that a tiger has been seen, preparations for the hunt are quickly completed, and a party of sportsmen repairs to the scene of action.”
“The first, and still by far the best church-building at Amoy, which is also the first church building erected in China expressly for Chinese Protestant Christian worship, may be called his monument.”
“The case centers on Mr. Lai's activities in the freewheeling coastal "special economic zone" of Xiamen formerly known as Amoy, which was under Xi Jinping's purview when he was governor of Fujian Province.”
“It is also called the Amoy tiger or the Xiamen tiger.”
“Tee, etc., derive via Du. thee from the Amoy form, reflecting the role of the Dutch as the chief importers of the leaves (through the Dutch East India Company, from 1610).”
“Recently, at three different stations, two in the interior and one on the island of Formosa, near Amoy, quite threatening disturbances have taken place, resulting in the maltreatment of both foreigners and”
“Mr and Mrs Kip Missionaries from Amoy were spending the day here and we asked them to go.”
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