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Tientsin

[tin-tsin; Chinese tyen-jin] /ˈtɪnˈtsɪn; Chinese ˈtyɛnˈdʒɪn/
noun
1.
Older Spelling. Tianjin.
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  • Tientsin is a dreary place in a salt plain, and the climate is very cold, as it is throughout North China.

    The Red Book of Heroes Leonora Blanche Lang
  • Tientsin is a large city, nearly as large as Peking, with about a million inhabitants.

    Peking Dust Ellen N. La Motte
  • All watched the glare of the searchlight for about three hours, till it disappeared across the plain in the direction of Tientsin.

    With the Allies to Pekin George Alfred Henty
  • There were numerous instances in the siege of Tientsin of disregard of death.

  • My intentions, sir, are to make my way at once down to Tientsin.

    With the Allies to Pekin George Alfred Henty
  • During his stay at Tientsin there is little of any interest to record.

    General Gordon Seton Churchill
  • I got it from some men who were fighting at Tientsin and returned home wounded.

    With the Allies to Pekin George Alfred Henty
  • There are, we know, a considerable number of the Chinese between us and Tientsin.

    With the Allies to Pekin George Alfred Henty
  • In Tientsin, for example, they publish several daily newspapers which sell for a copper apiece.

  • It is probable that stirring events are going on at Tientsin.

    With the Allies to Pekin George Alfred Henty
British Dictionary definitions for Tientsin

Tientsin

/ˈtjɛnˈtsɪn/
noun
1.
a variant transliteration of the Chinese name for Tianjin
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