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

  • See Tianjin.

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  • proper n. Alternative form of Tianjin.

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  • n. a major industrial center in northeastern China on the Grand Canal near the Yellow Sea; 3rd largest city in China


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  • I had the pleasure of having a talk with the "Young Emperor", as his friends still call the last of the Manchus, at his home in Tientsin, a few. weeks ago.

    The Manchurian Crisis

  • The army reached Tientsin, which is only eighty miles from the capital; but when there, a slight reverse, together with other unexplained reasons, resulted in a return (1855) of the troops without having accomplished their object.

    China and the Manchus

  • My father was stationed with the First Marine Division in Tianjin, called Tientsin in those days.

    Hawaii Reporter

  • Roosevelt announced, "The Government of the United States has decided to withdraw the America Marine detachments now remaining ashore in China at Peiping, at Tientsin, and Shanghai..."

    Beth Crumley: 1st Battalion, 4th Marines Does "Whatever it Takes"

  • They had left the port city of Tientsin on August 4, some 97 miles away.

    Devil Dog

  • Burning with fever, Butler hallucinated about China, reliving the ghastly trek from Tientsin and the rape of Peking.

    Devil Dog

  • When Butler procured the services of Washington attorney Henry Leonard—a retired marine major who had lost an arm in the battle of Tientsin—Hoover must have seen this as a well-aimed shot from the military men across his bow.

    Devil Dog

  • During the Boxer Rebellion, Butler said, as his marine regiment was fighting to lift the siege of Tientsin, they were disgusted to find an American engineer hiding in the basement with the women and children.

    Devil Dog

  • Butler had already been wounded once in China, shot in the right leg during the vicious battle for Tientsin.

    Devil Dog

  • When the allied forces marched out of Tientsin for Peking, to the triumphal strains of a U.S. Army band, Butler marveled at the variety of flapping banners and crisp uniforms on display—the French Zouaves in red and blue, the Royal Welsh Fusiliers with their five black ribbons hanging from their collars, the turbaned Sikhs, the Cossack cavalrymen in their white tunics and shiny black top-boots.

    Devil Dog


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