geographical name — see Shantou

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Swatow — VER Shantou …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • SWATOW —    (30), a seaport of China, at the mouth of the Han, 225 m. E. of Canton; has large sugar refineries, factories for bean cake and grass cloth; since the policy of the open door was adopted in 1867 has had a growing export trade …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

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  • swatow — swa·tow …   English syllables

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