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kalong

[kah-lawng, -long] /ˈkɑ lɔŋ, -lɒŋ/
noun
1.
a large flying fox of Southeast Asia.
Origin of kalong
1815-1825
1815-25; < Javanese
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  • We asked the young fisherman his name; and he made us understand that it was kalong.

    Mark Seaworth William H.G. Kingston
  • kalong declared that they were carrying him away to worship him.

    Mark Seaworth William H.G. Kingston
  • I began at length to fear that kalong, in his anxiety to serve me, had ventured too far, and had been cut off by the enemy.

    Mark Seaworth William H.G. Kingston
  • When kalong came on deck at daybreak, we once more stood in for the coast.

    The Mate of the Lily W. H. G. Kingston
  • kalong, I found, had not forgotten the instruction I had attempted to bestow on him while on board the Fraulein.

    Mark Seaworth William H.G. Kingston
  • kalong may be a very honest fellow, but it is as well not to rely too much on him.

    The Mate of the Lily W. H. G. Kingston
  • kalong then for a moment ceased paddling, and drew a deep breath, which seemed much to relieve his heart.

    Mark Seaworth William H.G. Kingston
  • kalong was then directed to inquire what sort of people they were.

    The Mate of the Lily W. H. G. Kingston
  • Blount and I were to use the two middle paddles, Hassan was to steer, and kalong was to use the bow paddle.

    Mark Seaworth William H.G. Kingston
  • We anxiously waited until kalong and Ned could interpret for us.

    The Mate of the Lily W. H. G. Kingston
British Dictionary definitions for kalong

kalong

/ˈkɑːlɒŋ/
noun
1.
any fruit bat of the genus Pteropus; a flying fox
Word Origin
Javanese
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