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  • proper n. Shortened form of the Great Wall of China.
  • proper n. Either of two identified areas containing hundreds of galaxies.


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  • Mr. Van Paasschen: We opened the Sheraton Great Wall in Beijing in 1985 and it was the first Western-branded hotel in China.

    Starwood CEO Moves to China to Grow Brand

  • Fr.D. Parennin then induced him to consent to a map of the Great Wall of China.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • We also took the children to see where the Great Wall rises out of the sea and statts its meandering trip across the north of China for 2,000-plus miles.

    Barbara Bush

  • Or was it, first to last, an engineering project that made the Great Pyramid and the Great Wall look like a game of Pick-Up Sticks?

    The Warslayer

  • It has since become one of the legends of spaceflight that there are only two man-made objects on Earth that can be seen from outer spaceā€”the Great Wall of China and the gigantic Fort Peck Dam in Montana.

    First Man


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