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The Stationery Office, formerly His (or Her) Majesty's Stationery Office
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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  • Sometimes these commentaries are seriously at variance with that of tso.

  • "tso—let us proceed," said Wang the Ninth stoutly, aiming a blow at a barking cur which ran off yelping.

    Wang the Ninth Putnam Weale
  • Representations have been made to tso Tsung Tang upon the subject, and his reply has not been very amicable.

    The Life of Yakoob Beg Demetrius Boulger
  • The return of tso Tsung Tang with his veterans would be the least danger that the adoption of an unpatriotic policy would entail.

    The Life of Yakoob Beg Demetrius Boulger
  • tso had a lofty idea of the dignity of his country, and of the necessity for its defending itself against all enemies.

Word Origin and History for tso


Chinese restaurant dish, named for General Tso Tsungtang (1812-1885), military leader during the late Qing dynasty who crushed the Taiping rebels in four provinces. The chicken dish that bears his name (for no good reason) in Chinese restaurants apparently is modified from a traditional Hunan chung ton gai and may have been named for the general c.1972 by a chef in New York City during the time Hunan cuisine first became popular among Americans.

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