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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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  • At one dinner in Korea at a Japanese restaurant called the Great Wall, a plate came out with something on it that looked like a big Tootsie Roll.

    Gunn’s Golden Rules

  • I had other things to feel bad about at the time, and disrespect for old people beyond the Great Wall was a very low priority.

    Larry Arnstein: It's Chinese New Year: Time to Respect Old People

  • 4: See, this is what I mean about not thinking things through: it's a nice touch that the Great Ten's command center is called the Great Wall, but does the Great Wall itself need to be in the shot?

    Archive 2006-06-01

  • Great Wall Motor Co. had held talks with Saab, but Great Wall's public relations chief Shang Yugui didn't believe they would resume in the near term.

    Saab Financing Deal Collapses

  • Great Wall said it expects to list on the Shanghai Stock Exchange as soon as possible after completing the IPO, in which it plans to sell up to 304 million yuan-denominated shares, or 10% of the post-offering enlarged capital.

    Great Wall Motor to Start Meeting With Investors Ahead of IPO

  • Competition from other indigenous China brands like Geely and Great Wall is getting tougher, and "BYD will have to struggle further and suffer slow sales and thinner profit margin if they don't distinguish themselves," says Yale Zhang, an independent analyst in Shanghai.

    After Lousy 2010, BYD Has New Plan

  • Journeys along the Great Wall offer an opportunity to explore the snaking, wild sections of the wall, its length and complexity a fitting analogue for China's history.

    An Xiao Mina: Hiking the Great Wall and the Chinese Landscape: A Trip With the Beijing Hikers (PHOTOS)

  • Great Wall sells a $72 red wine in an individual wooden case with a glass cover that slides open to reveal the wine, resting on a bed of straw, with the label showing nothing more than a painting of a vineyard.

    Giddy Times for Chinese Wines

  • The country already boasts more than 400 wineries, although the Big Three of Dynasty, Great Wall and Changyu account for the vast bulk of the production.

    Giddy Times for Chinese Wines

  • Of the 600 cities facing water shortages in China, the vast majority lie either along the Yellow River Delta or in the lands that stretch north from there up to and beyond the Great Wall.

    When a Billion Chinese Jump


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