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- proper n. Empire of China
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. China; -- so called from the Chinese words, tien chan, Heavenly Dynasty, as being the kingdom ruled over by the dynasty appointed by heaven.
- n. See under Celestial.
Charles Elliot seizes Hong Kong, also known as Pirate Island, from the Celestial Empire and declares himself governor ..
Apparently Chavez is going to Mar del Plata to bury imperialism just as he buys Chinese wares, helping along the renewed Celestial Empire, by the way.
Opium is smoked everywhere, at all times, by men and women, in the Celestial Empire; and, once accustomed to it, the victims cannot dispense with it, except by suffering horrible bodily contortions and agonies.
Celestial Empire under the late commercial treaty, and traveled so far that he was twice arrested by local authorities.