Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A Chinese provincial tax levied at many inland stations upon imports or articles in transit.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A tax, originally of one cash per tael on the value of all sales, imposed by the people of China upon themselves, in order to make up the deficiency in the land-tax, during the Taiping rebellion (1850–64). It was to be set apart for military purposes only, and was intended to be merely a temporary measure.

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Examples

  • An 'ginger hair in some folks -- an' likin 'beer in me.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 158, 1920-02-25

  • When Mr. Stuart first came to our village he again took up his aul 'habits o' industry, an 'for a long time would'na taste drink ava; but when the excitement o' the sudden change had worn off, his aul 'likin' for strong drink cam 'back wi' fu 'force, an' he, puir weak man, had'na the strength o 'mind to withstand it.

    Stories and Sketches

  • Is nothing so bad when you've cover to 'and, and leave an' likin 'to shout;

    McClure's Magazine, Vol. 6, No. 5, April, 1896

  • When Mr. Stuart first came to our village he again took up his aul 'habits o' industry, an 'for a long time would'na taste drink ava; but when the excitement o' the sudden change had worn off, his aul 'likin' for strong drink cam 'back wi' fu 'force, an' he, puir weak man -- had'na the strength o 'mind to withstand it.

    The Path of Duty, and Other Stories

  • But, ye know, I had a kind of likin 'for him when I thought of him comin' in to my house without as much as yer leave, and going to sleep just as if he was in his own home.

    The Red Horizon

  • Joe was jest naturally shot to pieces, him knowin 'young Stratton from a kid an' likin 'him fine, besides bein' consid'able worried about what was goin 'to happen to the ranch an' him.

    Shoe-Bar Stratton

  • Is nothing so bad when you've cover to 'and, an' leave an 'likin' to shout;

    Verses 1889-1896

  • An 'ez to yore bein' worldly-minded an 'likin' purty things, why, that's a part of every wifely woman's life - to have an 'keep things purty.

    In Simpkinsville : character tales,

  • Adam had a kind o 'likin' for't, and always carried it at his saddle-bow when he went out o 'horseback.

    The Wild Man of the West A Tale of the Rocky Mountains

  • I wos put to the school, an 'I had a sort o' likin 'for him, but not knowin' his name, and only been aweer that he lived at Yarmouth, I thought I'd have no chance o 'findin' him.

    The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands

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