Amoy

NOUN
  1. any of the forms of Chinese spoken in Fukien province
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How To Use Amoy In A Sentence

  • His dress was of the antique fashion of Charles the First's time, and composed of shamoy leather, curiously slashed, and covered with antique lace and garniture. Old Mortality, Complete
  • The Samoyed breed is native to Northern Russia where they were used to keep children warm. Its fur is almost waterproof and softer than alpaca .
  • The dog sheds heavily - the Samoyedes collected the fur and wove it into a wool - so be prepared for a lot of white fuzz around the house.
  • Samoyeds were traditionally used to herd reindeer and guard against wolves and bears.
  • The case centers on Mr. Lai's activities in the freewheeling coastal "special economic zone" of Xiamen formerly known as Amoy, which was under Xi Jinping's purview when he was governor of Fujian Province. NYT > Global Home
  • At Amoy, which is probably the best known of these districts, when natives from the surrounding country bring word into the settlement that a tiger has been seen, preparations for the hunt are quickly completed, and a party of sportsmen repairs to the scene of action. Life and sport in China Second Edition
  • Zamoyski's description of the privations of the common soldier to and from Moscow in ‘Napoleon's Fatal March on Moscow’ would strike a chord too.
  • _choom_, but covered over, not with skins as with the Samoyedes, but with branches, tree-bark and turfs. Russia As Seen and Described by Famous Writers
  • Foochow, which is in the same province as Amoy, but possesses a special dialect of its own. China and the Chinese
  • Scholars have therefore seen gradation in Balto-Finnic and Lapp as the result of parallel, but separate development to the gradation in Samoyed. see link. Archive 2009-03-01
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