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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A large glazed earthenware jar, containing from 60 to 100 gallons, used in China for storing water.
  • n. A kind of ovenlike erection built of bricks, used in the northern provinces of China and in Manchuria as a bed, fire being placed underneath it in winter. Kangs are about three feet high, and vary in size; some of those provided in inns and hostelries afford sleeping-accommodation for many persons.

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  • It vividly documents the lives crushed by what the Khmer Rouge called kang prawattasas, "the wheel of history."

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  • So in 1998 Liu invested a few thousand dollars and built half a dozen rooms (each complete with a traditional clay bed -- called a kang -- heated by coals), dug three fish ponds, hung a few red lanterns and opened for business.

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  • Si Abra, samtang bitbit ang M16 (Colt) rifle, nihimo og courtesy call kang Senior Inspector Glenford Alberto, alang sa himuong tigom nga gitambungan sa 48 ka mga sakop didto sa lugar.

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  • Two thirds of the room was taken up by a "kang," or plaster furnace, raised some three feet above the floor, and on this our beds were spread.

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  • TAIPEI -- Chinese television makers agreed to buy US$4. 4 billion worth of Taiwanese flat panels and seek ways to cooperate with the island's producers on procurement and technology, Taiwan External Trade Development Council Chairman Wang Chih-kang said Sunday.

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  • Re tla tseba hore ke bo mang bakulang, ba hlokang ho fuwa meriana ba le mahae, ba sa nweng meriana ya bona ebe ba qetella bana le tshwaetso e kang ya lefuba (XDR TB) le sa phekoleheng.

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  • We even broke one of the supporting mud bricks on the kang because we were jumping up and down like monkeys.

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  • After her friend left, my niang took out a pair of chopsticks 79 and a raw egg and placed the chopsticks pointing north on her kang.

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