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Kano

[kah-noh] /ˈkɑ noʊ/
noun
1.
a city in N Nigeria.
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  • Even as Kano stared the drop fell heavily, plashing on his hand.

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  • The last of his race was Kano Indara; the last of a mighty line of artists.

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  • For a full hour, now, Kano had delighted in the morning-glories.

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  • Kano's politeness could not hide, entirely, a shudder of antipathy.

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  • Being merely a woman, old Kano did not think of presenting her.

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  • He had hoped for and received from Kano the highest confirmation of this belief.

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  • At that time, now a week ago, he had been pleased, and Kano irradiated.

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  • Is it possible that you do not yet know the meaning of the name of Kano?

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  • "Come now, this is much better," said Kano, with a genial smile.

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British Dictionary definitions for Kano

Kano

/ˈkɑːnəʊ; ˈkeɪnəʊ/
noun
1.
a state of N Nigeria: consists of wooded savanna in the south and scrub vegetation in the north. Capital: Kano. Pop: 9 383 682 (2006). Area: 20 131 sq km (7773 sq miles)
2.
a city in N Nigeria, capital of Kano state: transport and market centre. Pop: 674 100 (1996 est)
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