Definition of Tien Shan

1. Noun. A major mountain range of central Asia; extends 1,500 miles.

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tien Shan

Tibeto-Burman language
Tichodroma muriaria
Tiddledy Winks
Tiddley Winks
Tidley Winks
Tiedemann's nerve
Tien Shan (current term)
Tierce de Picardie
Tierfell naevus
Tierra del Fuego

Literary usage of Tien Shan

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1880)
"It flows at first NNE, through wild mountain gorges, but on issuing into the plain at the foot of the Tien-shan turns east, and receives numerous affluents ..."

2. The Journal of the Royal Geographical Society by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Hume Greenfield, Henry Walter Bates (1843)
"The Tien-shan is in its mean direction parallel to the equator. ... Westward of the cross-range of the Bolor, the Tien-shan extends as far as the meridian ..."

3. Report by United States Board on Geographic Names, United States Geographic Board (1916)
"*Tien Shan; Mountains, Turkestan. (Not Thian Shan, Thian-Shan, Tian- Shan, nor T'ien Shan.) Tientsin; City and Treaty Port, China. (Not Tien Tain, Tien-tsin ..."

4. The Far East by Archibald John Little (1905)
"The Tien-shan or 'Celestial Range' is one of the many long mountain-folds that, starting out in more or less parallel lines from the great central nexus of ..."

5. Vocabulary and Hand-book of the Chinese Language . . . Romanized in the by Justus Doolittle (1872)
"the Tien-shan range. Latitude of chief plac • 37 deg. Longitude 78 deg. 15 min. LXVII.—COUNTRIES AND PLACES ADJACENT TO CHINA ON THE ..."

6. The Middle Kingdom: A Survey of the Geography, Government, Literature by Samuel Wells Williams (1907)
"50° N., nearly at right angles with the Tien shan, and extends south, ... It may be considered as the connecting link between the Tien shan and the ..."

7. The Provinces of China: Together with a History of the First Year of H.I.M by Clarence Dalrymple Bruce (1910)
"Taking the "North Road" (ie Tien Shan Peh Lu) one crosses the Tien Shan by a low pass and reaches ..."

8. Research in China by Eliot Blackwelder, Bailey Willis, Rufus Harvey Sargent, Friedrich Hirth (1907)
"Davis has described the summit character of the various ranges of the Tien-shan.* He says: Certain observations made in the central and northern ranges [of ..."

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