Definition of Kangs
1. kang [n] - See also: kang
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Kangs
Literary usage of Kangs
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Transformed Colony by Thomas Joshua Alldridge (1910)
"E ON tHE ROKEL RIVER KANOS kangs are waterside storing places fur rice. ... Very strict rules are made concerning the opening of the kangs. ..."
2. Farmers of Forty Centuries; Or, Permanent Agriculture in China, Korea and Japan by Franklin Hiram King (1911)
"farmer and here found two kangs in separate sleeping apartments, both warmed by the waste heat from the kitchen whose chimney flue passed horizontally under ..."
3. The Life of John Livingston Nevius: For Forty Years a Missionary in China by Helen Sanford Coan Nevius (1895)
"No use is made of stoves or fireplaces, the nearest approach to them being these kangs. In the cold weather the natives wear thickly wadded garments, ..."
4. Our Life in China by Helen Sanford (Coan) Nevius (1869)
"The heat of these kangs is to me very disagreeable, but the natives seem to enjoy it. Although the climate of the northern provinces is so cold, ..."
5. By the Great Wall: Letters from China by Isabella Burgess Riggs Williams (1909)
"Prepare fire—heat the kangs!' ' Aye!' ' Bring boiling water!' ' Aye ! ... When the kangs are not well built they smoke badly, as ours did that first night. ..."
6. The Medical Times and Gazette (1866)
"Each room has two kangs, each about 12 feet long and 9 broad, The kangs are covered with mats and heated Upon these sit the beggars, men and boys, ..."