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Forbidden City

noun
1.
a walled section of Peking, built in the 15th century, containing the imperial palace and other buildings of the imperial government of China.
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  • Most of the buildings of the Forbidden City are yellow-tiled, as are also the walls.

    Travels in the Far East

    Ellen Mary Hayes Peck
  • It was sent at daybreak from the Forbidden City, and the distance is not long.

    The Daughter of Heaven Judith Gautier
  • A trip to the Forbidden City, there to call upon the Chinese Governor?

    The Great Airship. F. S. Brereton
  • "Tibet—the road to Lhasa, the Forbidden City," Dick told himself.

    The Great Airship. F. S. Brereton
  • Here I was at last, passed into the Forbidden City with the greatest ease.

    The City in the Clouds C. Ranger Gull
  • He is a boy of sixteen, living peaceably in the Forbidden City.

    The Problem of China Bertrand Russell
  • "This is one way into the Forbidden City," Sssuri announced.

    Star Born Andre Norton
  • She said: "We have still an hour's ride before we reach the Forbidden City."

    Two Years in the Forbidden City The Princess Der Ling
British Dictionary definitions for Forbidden City

Forbidden City

noun the Forbidden City
1.
Lhasa, Tibet: once famed for its inaccessibility and hostility to strangers
2.
a walled section of Beijing, China, enclosing the Imperial Palace and associated buildings of the former Chinese Empire
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