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Soochow

[soo-chou; Chinese soo-joh] /ˈsuˈtʃaʊ; Chinese ˈsuˈdʒoʊ/
noun
1.
Older Spelling. Suzhou.
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  • This place is eight miles from Quinsan, and twelve from Soochow.

    The Life of Gordon, Volume I

    Demetrius Charles Boulger
  • The next morning we were in Soochow, at least outside of the city wall.

    Lady of the Decoration Frances Little
  • On the 6th day of the 7th moon of the year Ting-Hai there was a heavy fall of snow at Soochow.

  • Subsequently he lived at the Shtenji at Soochow, and was warden there under Nanso, dying soon afterwards.

    Zen Buddhism Arthur Waley
  • That warrior obeyed the summons, leaving Mow Wang in charge of Soochow, but he could do no good.

    The Life of Gordon, Volume I

    Demetrius Charles Boulger
  • The rebels were in clusters along the bank, marching in an orderly way towards Soochow.

    The Life of Gordon, Volume I

    Demetrius Charles Boulger
  • However, six of us landed, and held the fort somehow till more Imperialists came up, while the Hyson pushed on towards Soochow.

    The Life of Gordon, Volume I

    Demetrius Charles Boulger
  • It was the garrison of Quinsan attempting to escape to Soochow, some seven or eight thousand men.

    The Life of Gordon, Volume I

    Demetrius Charles Boulger
  • Here he hoped to effect some diversion that might relieve the increasing pressure on Soochow itself.

    The Life of Gordon, Volume I

    Demetrius Charles Boulger
  • The city of Soochow, now so closely beleaguered, was of imposing appearance.

    The Life of Gordon, Volume I

    Demetrius Charles Boulger
British Dictionary definitions for Soochow

Soochow

/ˈsuːˈtʃaʊ/
noun
1.
a variant transliteration of the Chinese name for Suzhou
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