from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A river of northeast China flowing through Liaoning province to the northern arm of the Bohai Sea. From its longest tributary it is about 1,300 km (800 mi) long.

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  • noun the dynasty that ruled much of Manchuria and northeastern China from 947 to 1125


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  • There were frequent clashes, but no real effort was made to destroy the Kitan, whose dynasty was now called "Liao".

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