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  • [341] "The Chinese had formerly the art of painting on the sides of porcelain vessels fish and other animals, which were only perceptible when the vessel was full of some liquor, They call this species Kia-tsin, that is, _azure is put in press_, on account of the manner in which the azure is laid on."

    The Complete Poems of Sir Thomas Moore Collected by Himself with Explanatory Notes

  • "We go to Tien-tsin, which is the seaport of Pekin, about eighty miles distant from it.

    Four Young Explorers or, Sight-Seeing in the Tropics

  • Tzintzuntzan (tsin-soon-san) is just half an hour's ride from Patzcuaro.

    Michoacan, Guanajuato, and crafting dolls

  • 'Then you had better say "good-bye" to your missionary friends, for they must all start for Tien-tsin this morning.

    Chatterbox, 1905.

  • Barton and his friends had started for Tien-tsin the afternoon before.

    Chatterbox, 1905.

  • Tien-tsin, and thence they went straight to Hong-kong, where they remained four days as the guest of their former host.

    Chatterbox, 1905.

  • 'I had hoped,' he said, after a few minutes 'conversation,' that you would have been here a day or two ago, for there is a very decent boat starting for Tien-tsin this afternoon, on which you would have been very comfortable.

    Chatterbox, 1905.

  • But to come to the point, I want you to take my three friends to Tien-tsin.

    Chatterbox, 1905.

  • The trip to Tien-tsin occupied several days, and all on board, except the skipper and his mate, being Chinamen, Charlie and Fred were compelled to speak very little, and then only in an undertone, for fear that they should be overheard.

    Chatterbox, 1905.

  • 'In which direction do you intend to travel when we reach Tien-tsin?' the skipper of the _Canton_ asked Ping Wang, shortly after they had passed Taku.

    Chatterbox, 1905.

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