Definition of Peking man
1. Noun. Fossils found near Beijing, China; they were lost during World War II.
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Peking Man
Literary usage of Peking man
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Chinese Recorder and Missionary Journal (1886)
"... Ko Chan as the man had a position in a Yamen. He had family worship and invited others to attend. A woman, whose husband was a Peking man and a writer ..."
2. Adventure Guide China by Simon Foster (2008)
"Peking man, as the find became known, was actually some 40 individuals who lived in 20 caves dotted about the hillside between 700000 and 500000 years ago. ..."
3. The Monthly Review by Charles William Wason (1842)
"So much is this the case, that supposing a Peking man, a Nanking man, and a Canton man to be all arguing or quarrelling in their respective dialects, ..."
4. The Chinese Repository edited by Elijah Coleman Bridgman, Samuel Wells Willaims (1847)
"A Peking teacher for the Peking language ia always the Lest; no other persons can pronounce it like a bond-Jide Peking man. II. Do not perplex yourself with ..."
5. An American Engineer in China by William Barclay Parsons (1900)
"that " Peking man's [Li Hung-chang] war," that he had got into it, therefore let him get out of it, entirely oblivious of the fact that they themselves ..."