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[swah-tou] /ˈswɑˈtaʊ/
Older Spelling. Shantou. Unabridged
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  • This obligation was for some time strenuously resisted by the natives of Amoy, Swatow, and elsewhere in that neighbourhood.

    The Civilization Of China Herbert A. Giles
  • We found the Swatow in port and scheduled to sail the next morning.

  • Thence we set out to traverse a part of the coast of China, and at this time our tent was pitched not far from Swatow.

  • The approach to the port of Swatow can be improved easily by a little training and dredging, thus making it a fine local port.

  • Our departure from Swatow was almost as spectacular as our entry into Chao-yang.

    A Tour of the Missions Augustus Hopkins Strong
  • In six days we saw her smoke on the horizon, and soon the Swatow, flying the German flag, cast anchor off the town.

  • Swatow is the third port in the amount thus obtained, itself furnishing two to three millions of the aggregate result.

    A Tour of the Missions Augustus Hopkins Strong
  • An English missionary in Swatow, China, heard sounds of bitter weeping by the wayside one night.

    The Child in the Midst Mary Schauffler Labaree
  • Chao-yang is a larger city than Swatow; the Chinese count it as containing a population of three hundred thousand.

    A Tour of the Missions Augustus Hopkins Strong
  • Swatow is situated at the mouth of the Hankiang at the extreme east of Kwangtung.

British Dictionary definitions for Swatow


a variant transliteration of the Chinese name for Shantou
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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