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Foochow

[foo-chou; Chinese foo-joh] /ˈfuˈtʃaʊ; Chinese ˈfuˈdʒoʊ/
noun
1.
Older Spelling. Fuzhou.
2.
Also called Northern Min. a dialect of Chinese spoken in and around Foochow.
Compare Min.
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  • There we separated from our faithful Wu and sent him to his home in Foochow.

    Camps and Trails in China Roy Chapman Andrews and Yvette Borup Andrews
  • The pastor thought it was two or three hundred miles inland from Foochow.

    John Wesley, Jr. Dan B. Brummitt
  • One of the most prominent men in Foochow during the latter half of the last century was Mr. Ahok, a wealthy Chinese merchant.

    Notable Women Of Modern China Margaret E. Burton
  • Diong Chio (her servant, who accompanied her) wishes very much to go back to Foochow.

    Notable Women Of Modern China Margaret E. Burton
  • During the hot summer months Mr. Ahok had grown steadily weaker, and he died almost three months before his wife reached Foochow.

    Notable Women Of Modern China Margaret E. Burton
  • Here is the sort of argument that a Foochow man, himself a very heavy buyer, flung at me across the table.

    From Sea to Sea Rudyard Kipling
  • Foochow, the capital of Fukien Province, ranks third among our second-class seaports.

  • Foochow is already a very large city, its inhabitants being nearly a million.

  • Our next stage is Foochow, which is in the same province as Amoy, but possesses a special dialect of its own.

    China and the Chinese Herbert Allen Giles
  • These were undoubtedly the Northern troops from Foochow who were expected Monday night.

    Camps and Trails in China Roy Chapman Andrews and Yvette Borup Andrews
British Dictionary definitions for Foochow

Foochow

/ˈfuːˈtʃaʊ/
noun
1.
a variant transliteration of the Chinese name for Fuzhou
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