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  • The tancho is a koi (or nishikigoi, a Japanese carp) with a red patch on its head, which is named after the Red Crowned Crane (Grus japonensis), a bird which also has a red spot on its head.

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  • “No coincidence that they arrived when they did, on the day before my red-spotted silver tancho was to arrive,” the Colonel said.

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  • “Terence and I could run you home tomorrow on the train, just to check on things at home, and then you could come back to see the red-spotted silver tancho.”

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  • It takes two to tancho: Japanese cranes, also known as tanchos, strut in the snow in Tsurui village, Hokkaido, Japan.

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  • Il tancho è un koi (o nishikigoi, una carpa giapponese) con una macchia rossa sulla testa; si chiama come la Gru della Manciuria (Grus japonensis), anch’essa dotata di macchia rossa.

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  • “Just been out to look at my new red-spotted silver tancho.

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  • They’ll be staying all summer, and the Colonel’s ordered a red-spotted silver tancho that is to arrive tomorrow.”

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  • Nothing happened over cigars and port, either, except a full description of the merits of the Colonel’s new red-spotted silver tancho.

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