Definition of Shwanpan

1. n. See Schwan- pan.



Definition of Shwanpan

1. swanpan [n -S] - See also: swanpan

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shwanpan

shuttlecraft
shuttlecrafts
shuttled
shuttleless
shuttler
shuttlers
shuttles
shuttlewise
shuttling
shutup
shvitz
shvitzed
shvitzes
shvitzing
shwa
shwanpan (current term)
shwanpans
shwarma
shwarmas
shwartzman phenomenon
shwas
shwasted
shweshwe
shy
shy(p)
shy-drager syndrome
shy away
shy away from
shy bairns get noot
shy bairns get nowt

Literary usage of Shwanpan

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1. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1859)
"A man who uses the shwanpan can tell the amount of a column of figures the moment they are read off to him. The Greeks and Romans made use of the abacus in ..."

2. Proceedings of the Annual Conference by Indiana Science Teachers' Association, American Society of University Composers (1906)
"Pictures may be obtained ranging from that of the Chinaman with his shwanpan to a view of the actuarial department of one of our great life insurance ..."

3. A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquitiesby William George Smith, Charles Anthon by William George Smith, Charles Anthon (1870)
"... weight, &c., is the tenth part of the next greater one, this instrument, called shwanpan, is very much used, and with astonishing rapidity. ..."

4. Chambers's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1901)
"From early times the necessity or aids to calculation has been felt and has been met by simple contrivances, such aa the Abacus, shwanpan, Napier's Bones, ..."

5. On the Foundation and Technic of Arithmetic by George Bruce Halsted (1912)
"... call shwanpan, reckoning board, and the Japanese call soroban, they count and perform their arithmetical calculations. In many languages there are not ..."

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