- a Chinese unit of weight, equal to 1/16 (0.0625) catty, and equivalent to about 1.33 ounces (38 grams).
Origin of liang
First recorded in 1820–30, liang is from the Chinese word liǎng
- one of two dynasties that ruled in China, a.d. 502–57, 907–23.
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Examples from the Web for liang
A union representative told Buzzfeed News that they never received a text from Liang.
During that time Liang allegedly texted his representative at the police union.
When the door opened Liang fired one shot striking Gurley in the chest and killing him.
In an interview, Liang said, “Air should be the most valueless commodity, free to breathe for any vagrant or beggar.”The Chinese Can’t Catch Their Breath
May 5, 2014
“General Tso was a powerful general… but he did not invent this chicken,” says Liang.‘The Search for General Tso’: The Origins of America’s Favorite Chinese Dish, General Tso’s Chicken
April 19, 2014
The relations of Mr. Liang, editor of Chinese Progress, were also present.Intimate China
Mrs. Archibald Little
They also abused the Liang because they were against the gentry.A history of China., [3d ed. rev. and enl.]
Liang Chih is inherent in all human minds, but in different degrees, and can be developed or allowed to atrophy.
The earliest Chinese accounts of him seem to be those contained in the Liang and Wei annals.
Liang, lyang, n. a Chinese ounce or tael, reckoned as one-third heavier than the ounce avoirdupois.