from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of southeast China south-southwest of Wuhan. It is an important transportation hub and industrial center. Population: 817,000.


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  • Six other miners survived Saturday evening's blast at a state-owned coal mine in Hengyang city in Hunan province, China's State Administration of Work Safety said in a statement on its website.

    China Mine Explosion Kills 29, Authorities Say

  • Soon after arriving at the airfield in Hengyang, Mr. Alison initiated a daring night interception of Japanese bombers, downing two.

    Combat Ace Led Early Commando Operations

  • One of the MO teams, allowing for no cease-fire in the war of subversion, decided to capitalize on the news by putting an extra out on in the streets of Hengyang trumpeting a bomb so powerful that it had blown away the city of Hiroshima.

    A Covert Affair

  • “Until that time the people of Hengyang had accepted every MO fabrication as gospel truth,” Betty recalled.

    A Covert Affair

  • In the defence of the City of Hengyang between June 12th and August 8th, 1944, the Tenth Army, consisting of 17,000 troops, fought to the last man and held the enemy for forty-seven days.

    China's Position in this Struggle

  • In December, 14 children died when their school bus plunged into a creek in heavy fog near the central city of Hengyang.

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  • China's State Administration of Work Safety said Sunday that six of the miners survived Saturday evening's blast at a state-owned coal mine in Hengyang city in Hunan province. Top headlines

  • Reuters - Rescue officials gather at the Xialiuchong colliery in Hengyang, China's Hunan province, October … Olympics Video:Team Impact uses show-stopping stunts to deliver a positive message in Houston 26 mins ago

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  • The gas explosion happened on Saturday afternoon at the state-owned Xialiuchong colliery in Hunan province's Hengyang while 35 miners were at work, the report said.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Rescuers remove the body of a miner killed in the explosion at the state-owned Xialiuchong Coal Mine in Hengyang city, central China's Hunan province on October 30, 2011.

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