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[chee-lee; Chinese jœ-lee]
noun Wade-Giles.
  1. former name of Hebei.
  2. Gulf of, former name of Bo Hai.
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Examples from the Web for chihli

Historical Examples

  • With the exception of Chihli, it is the only province in China which is thus honoured.

    Three Years in Western China

    Alexander Hosie

  • One day he arrived at Chu-chou, a dependent sub-prefecture of Peking, in Chihli.

  • At this period the Allies had about 100,000 men in Chihli, but the British troops were stationed at various stations on the line.

    The Postage Stamp in War

    Fred. J. Melville

  • The Viceroy of Chihli admonished all his subordinate officials to discourage binding, each in their separate districts.

    Intimate China

    Mrs. Archibald Little

British Dictionary definitions for chihli


  1. Gulf of Chihli another name for Bohai
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