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  • proper n. A surname.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The humming noise of the conversation of a great number of persons, or the singing of birds.
  • n. A Chinese measure of length, equal to 10 chih (called by foreigners feet), or about 11¾ English feet. See chih.

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  • n. the longest river of Asia; flows eastward from Tibet into the East China Sea near Shanghai

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  • "1. The humming noise of the conversation of a great number of persons, or the singing of birds.
    2. A Chinese measure of length, equal to 10 chih (called by foreigners feet), or about 11¾ English feet. See chih."

    --Century Dictionary

    January 8, 2011