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- n. Plural form of junk.
- v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of junk.
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Ships teetered on the waters below, dragon-masted longships, bulky cogs, leaky skiffs, junks from the south and holks from the north, all formed around the cliffs in an immense semicircle.
Before the Spanish came, it was an important fishing village said to have hosted junks from the Orient.
In April 1641, it allowed a Chinese merchant named Peco to send two junks from the Bay of Tayouan to Danshui to buy sulfur.
There was an enormous amount of almost entirely undocumented coastal and ocean-going shipping in Chinese junks plying the seas between China, Southeast Asia, and even North America.
China; 25,000 piculs annually is the amount returned, but there is an immense quantity imported in Chinese junks from Hainan, of which there is no account kept.
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In order to facilitate the smuggling, the British had permitted certain Chinese junks to fly the British flag.
Celestial Empire in Chinese junks, saw a little box containing a magnetized needle, called Ting-nan-Tchen, or "needle which points to the south."
Thousands of Chinese vessels, called junks, are fitted out every year for these fisheries.
Piracy was rampant in the China seas during this period, and so bold and ferocious were the Chinese desperadoes that their junks were a great terror to merchant vessels, and seriously interfered with commerce.
There is one thing of which I cannot yet conceive the issue, and that is the robbing and plundering the Chinese junks, which is daily done by the
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