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

  • See Guilin.

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Examples

  • On the last night in Kweilin, 550 barracks and shacks were blown up.

    The Last Empress

  • IN THE MIDDLE of September, on the day after the Japanese broke through the last effective defenses guarding the area around the airport in Kweilin, Stilwell and Chennault flew south to survey the situation.

    The Last Empress

  • The destruction of the American air base at Kweilin had begun.

    The Last Empress

  • … The 14 Air Force was pulling away from Kweilin which was waiting, stripped and unpeopled, for the will of the enemy.

    The Last Empress

  • Li agreed to sign and then withdrew to Kweilin in the south for a two-week rest.

    The Last Empress

  • With that much of the railway secured, the enemy headed down toward Changsha, capital of the province of Hunan and key to 500 miles of railway tracks leading to the airfields located in Kweilin and Liuchow in the coastal province of Kwangsi.

    The Last Empress

  • By the middle of November, both Kweilin and Liuchow were in enemy hands, and the only active Allied soldiers remaining in the area were fifteen members of the OSS, sent in to destroy everything that might help the Japanese.

    The Last Empress

  • A week later the Japanese reached a point just twenty-five miles from Kweilin and, after a reorganization period of five weeks, resumed the offensive, slicing easily through the leftovers of the Chinese army.

    The Last Empress

  • For some reason the hills surrounding the city reminded me of Kweilin in China.

    Barbara Bush

  • What a grand trip: Beijing, Chengtu, Chungking, a boat trip down the Yangtze River through the gorges, and Kweilin.

    Barbara Bush

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