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[chee-lee; Chinese jœ-lee] /ˈtʃi li; Chinese ˈdʒœˈli/
noun, Wade-Giles.
former name of Hebei.
Gulf of, former name of Bo Hai. Unabridged
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  • At this period the Allies had about 100,000 men in Chihli, but the British troops were stationed at various stations on the line.

    The Postage Stamp in War Fred. J. Melville
  • With the exception of Chihli, it is the only province in China which is thus honoured.

  • The Viceroy of Chihli admonished all his subordinate officials to discourage binding, each in their separate districts.

    Intimate China Mrs. Archibald Little
  • One day he arrived at Chu-chou, a dependent sub-prefecture of Peking, in Chihli.

    Myths and Legends of China E. T. C. Werner
British Dictionary definitions for Chihli


Gulf of Chihli, another name for Bohai
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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