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Chinaman chute

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A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering

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... chute A timber-loading ramp used when mining...

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Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms (3 ed.)

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... not a Chinaman's chance not even a very slight chance. 1952 Frank Yerby A Woman Called Fancy You haven't a Chinaman's chance of raising that money in...

Chinaman

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Green's Dictionary of Slang

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...of trouser. 2003 McGill Reed Dict. of N.Z. Sl. 130: luck of a Chinaman Very lucky, enjoying good fortune, sometimes implication you do not deserve it. Chinaman's nightmare ( n. ) [racial stereotyping] ( US ) bedlam, chaos. 1982 ‘ W.T. Tyler ’ Rogue's March 45: It was a Chinaman's nightmare up there at GHQ. Chinaman's shout ( n. ) [the presumed meanness of the Chinese] ( Aus. ) a supposed ‘treat’ for which everyone involved must pay. 1945 Baker Aus. Lang. Chinaman's trot ( n. ) ( Aus. ) a slow and steady jog. 1897 J.J. Murie ...

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Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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...Chinaman . In 1926 Fowler could say that this word was in current use, but at some point between then and 1965 (Gowers), Chinaman acquired a derogatory edge, and is now practically extinct in British English (except as a term in cricket for a left-handed bowler’s offbreak to a right-handed batsman). Chink (first recorded in 1901 ) is highly offensive slang for a...

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

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... • Alabaman , Amman, Ammon, Drammen, gammon, Mammon, salmon • Bradman , Caedmon, madman, madmen • flagman , flagmen • trackman , trackmen • hangman , hangmen • chapman , chapmen • cragsman , cragsmen • cracksman , cracksmen, Flaxman • batsman , batsmen • batman , batmen • Tasman • clansman , clansmen, Klansman, Klansmen, landsman, landsmen • backgammon • barman , barmen, Brahman, Carman, Carmen, shaman, Sharman, Tutankhamen • craftsman , craftsmen, draftsman, draftsmen, draughtsman, draughtsmen, raftsman, raftsmen • marksman...

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The Oxford Dictionary of New Zealandisms

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... noun 1 a sarsen boulder (as found in Central Otago). 2 a type of chute or hopper for loading trucks etc. with spoil. 3 ( chinaman ) Shearing informal a lock of wool missed and left unshorn on a sheep’s rump (recalling a 1918 nz geological survey bulletin These sands have, owing to the deposition of secondary silica, become consolidated into hard flinty concretionary boulders, often of large size. These boulders locally called ‘ chinamen ’, are quite analogous to the sarsen stones of English geology....

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Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable (2 ed.)

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... . A cricketing term (not to be confused with Googly ) denoting an offbreak bowled by a left-handed bowler to a right-handed batsman. It is said that the name derives from the Trinidadian bowler Ellis Achong ( 1904–86 ), who, although he played for the West Indies, was actually Chinese and who practised this kind of bowling, although not the first to do so. The term first became current in the...

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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Chinaman

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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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Chinaman

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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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Chinaman's chance

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The Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang (2 ed.)

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...'s chance noun mainly US A negligible prospect. 1914 –. F. Yerby You haven't a Chinaman's chance of raising that money in Boston ( 1951...

John Chinaman

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Green's Dictionary of Slang

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...Chinaman n. ( also China John , Johnny Chinaman ) a derog. term for a Chinese man. 1826 B. Hall Narrative of Voyage to Java, China etc. 9: The seamen […] joking and talking with them, apparently […] not caring whether John Chinaman, as they called him, understood them or not. 1838 ‘ Boz ’ Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi 224: Joe affected to astonish John China-man with his song of ‘Hot Codlins’. 1854 Soulé , Gihon & Nisbet Annals of S.F. 380: He could not pretend to compete with the poverty-stricken, meek and cheap ‘coolie,’ as so John...

Chinaman's chance

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Green's Dictionary of Slang

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...master, he hadn't even the proverbial Chinaman's chance of regaining his liberty. 1946 S. Jackson Indiscreet Guide to Soho 94: He hasn't a Chinaman's chance of winning at one of these parties. 1956 A. Ginsberg ‘America’ Howl and Other Poems 32: Asia is rising against me / I haven't got a chinaman's chance. 1966 K. Porter ‘Still More Ethnic and Place names as Derisive Adjectives’ Western Folklore XXV:1 37: Chinaman's chance . No chance at all. 1979 Maledicta III:2 155: Chinaman's chance n [DAS ca 1850 ] Extremely poor...

Chinaman, I must have killed a

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A Dictionary of Australian Colloquialisms (5 ed.)

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..., I must have killed a Explanation of any bad luck 1898 George T. Bell Tales of Australian Adventure 12: ‘By Jove, G.T., old man, you’ve got such hard luck. You must have killed a Chinaman.’ 1923 Con Drew Rogues & Ruses 116: ‘I’ve got a mocker hung on me.’ Pinkey laughed. ‘Been killin’ a Chinaman?’ he queried. 1940 Ion L. Idriess Lightning Ridge 115: ‘We must have killed Chinamen, or looked cross-eyed at a black cat,’ growled Tom. 1984 Don’o Kim The Chinaman 131: ‘How’s your fishing?’ ‘Not so good, mate.’ ‘Why, you didn’t kill a Chinaman, did...

Mystery of Dr Fu Manchu

Mystery of Dr Fu Manchu  

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‘Sax Rohmer’, 1913, Methuen.The first of a series of bestselling thrillers which pit the boundlessly evil and intelligent Chinaman against ultra-English Nayland Smith (‘a tall, lean man, with his ...
Citizen of the World

Citizen of the World  

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By Goldsmith, a collection of 119 letters purporting to be written by or to an imaginary philosophic Chinaman, Lien Chi Altangi, residing in London. They first appeared as Chinese Letters in ...
Alberto Kenya Fujimori

Alberto Kenya Fujimori  

(b. 28 July 1938)President of Peru 1990–2000Early careerBorn in Lima, the son of Japanese immigrants studied agrarian science and maths, and eventually became head of an agricultural college. In ...
Break of Noon

Break of Noon  

A: Paul Claudel Pf: 1948, Paris Pb: 1906; rev. 1948, 1949 G: Drama in 3 acts; unrhymed French verse S: Ship in the Indian ocean, a Hong Kong cemetery, and a temple in China, early 20th c. C: 3m, ...

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