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

  • See Jilin.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as kilin.


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  • And while mega-labels Kirin and Sapporo have little to worry about in terms of market share, one can finally taste the creative possibilities when skilled

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  • At the centre of the world, a divine being known as the Kirin is born for each of the kingdoms. Antenna

  • The merger between Kirin, which is Japan's second-largest brewer and its smaller rival Suntory would create a food and beverage group with combined sales of Y3,820bn ($41bn).

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  • Luke Nottage, an associate professor at Sydney University's law faculty, argues that by allowing Japanese brewers such as Kirin and Asahi to make a type of low-tax beer called

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  • SABMiller has been tipped as the most likely buyer of Femsa's beer unit and sources said it is in more advanced negotiations than rival bidders, such as Kirin, news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph

  • For the next hour, we brainstorm over pad thai, spring rolls, and Kirin until we piece together our little fucked-up plan.

    Soul Trapper

  • Kirin Holdings Co. acquired Foster rival Lion Nathan Ltd. for about A$3.3 billion in 2009.

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  • Analysts said SABMiller's bid for Foster's falls short of what Kirin paid for Lion Nathan on a price-to-forward earnings multiple.

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  • If the multiple paid by Kirin for Lion Nathan were applied to Foster's, that would equate to an A$5.40- to A$5.50-a-share offer, Citigroup analyst Andy Bowley wrote in a note.

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