- n. Plural form of Mongol.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Ethnol.) One of the great races of man, including the greater part of the inhabitants of China, Japan, and the interior of Asia, with branches in Northern Europe and other parts of the world. By some American Indians are considered a branch of the Mongols. In a more restricted sense, the inhabitants of Mongolia and adjacent countries, including the Burats and the Kalmuks.
“The B-word, typically associated with the invading Mongols, is largely eschewed by the Metropolitan in both its exhibition and its catalogue -- with one notable exception, discussed later.”
“In strong contrast to the treatment of the aged by the Ts'aidam Mongols is the filial piety of the Chinese, which is occasionally carried to excess, the old people being allowed the role of tyrant, sometimes beating their grown-up sons and daughters severely with no resentment or retaliation from the latter.”
“The only thing I'd add is that the Mongols were historically outstanding in terms of their brutality, putting entire towns they'd conquered to the sword.”
“The Mongols are a largely Latino motorcycle gang, with 64 members recently arrested on racketeering charges.”
“The principal incentive for a local Christian lord to capitulate to the Mongols was the certain knowledge that he and all his followers would be put to the sword if he refused.”
“The Mongols were the original genocidal maniacs, but again not against their own people and only till they attained control.”
“But in terms of the world, the Mongols are the greatest racists and mass-murderers NOT the Germans.”
“For a long time the Mongols were the favorite villains.”
“The daily life of the Mongols was a training school for war.”
“Yet another point is characteristic: the Mongols were the first alien people to rule the whole of China; the Manchus, who appeared in the seventeenth century, were the second and last.”
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