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[bahy] /baɪ/
a yellow mist occurring in eastern China and Japan during the spring and fall, caused by dust from the interior of China.
Origin of bai
< Japanese < Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese mái dust storm Unabridged
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  • You bain't going to sit down amang them theer dead folk, missus?

    Lancaster's Choice Mrs. Alex. McVeigh Miller
  • bai's wife had supported her wish, and the prince was obliged to yield.

    Joshua, Complete Georg Ebers
  • "It bain't none of mine, lass," the man said in an unsteady voice.

    Facing Death G. A. Henty
  • "bain't makin' no faces at nobody," growled the sulky elephant.

  • It bain't no profit to she if yew has her sugar and she don't ha' your twopence.

    Furze the Cruel John Trevena

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