- (formerly in China) a provincial duty imposed on articles of trade that are in transit.
Origin of likin
1875–80; < earlier or dialectal Chinese, for Chinese líjīn (lí .001 ounce + jīn money)
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Examples from the Web for likin
I think we're in Berlin and I'd be after likin' it if I could get loose.A Yankee Flier Over Berlin
In this way they escape the payment of Chinese likin, or toll taxes.Where Half The World Is Waking Up
Sure I'll bet it's himself would be likin' a taste of the same.The Straw
Well, she'd a likin' for the little 'un, and she swoore she shouldn't be sold.
Wal, every man, an' woman too, to her own likin'; I'd as lief be here.Uncle Rutherford's Nieces
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