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"Chinese wheat flour noodles" (in lo mein, chow mein, etc.), 1934, from Chinese, literally "wheat flour."

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  • They only speak when spoken to and then answer, 'Ja, mein Herr.'

    City of Endless Night Milo Hastings
  • “Well for you that I am, mein lieber,” said Helfen, composedly.

    The First Violin Jessie Fothergill
  • May I ask, mein Herr, which is the direction of the town, and where I can find an inn?

    Arthur O'Leary Charles James Lever
  • mein Herr,' which, like an electric shock, brought him to his feet in an instant.

  • mein lieber Gott, helb has gome already yet,” she exclaimed.

  • “And den, mein Gott, I zettle for de corporal,” observed Jansen.

    Snarley-yow Frederick Marryat

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