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Nan Shan

[nahn shahn]
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noun
  1. Pinyin, Wade-Giles. former name of Qilian Shan.
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Historical Examples

  • The Nan-Shan, he affirmed, was second to none as a sea-boat.

    Typhoon

    Joseph Conrad

  • The first morning the new flag floated over the stern of the Nan-Shan Jukes stood looking at it bitterly from the bridge.

    Typhoon

    Joseph Conrad

  • "No," cried Jukes, raising a weary, discouraged voice above the harsh buzz of the Nan-Shan's friction winches.

    Typhoon

    Joseph Conrad

  • Something within him seemed to turn over, bringing uppermost the feeling that the Nan-Shan was lost.

    Typhoon

    Joseph Conrad

  • Nephrite is said to have been discovered in 1891 in the Nan-shan mountains in the Chinese province of Kan-suh, where it is worked.


British Dictionary definitions for nan shan

Nan Shan

pl n
  1. a mountain range in N central China, mainly in Qinghai province, with peaks over 6000 m (20 000 ft)
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