Definition of Tankia

1. n. See Tanka.



Definition of Tankia

1. Noun. (nautical) (alternative form of tanka) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tankia

1. a Japanese poem [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tankia

tankards
tankas
tankbuster
tankbusters
tanked
tanker
tanker aircraft
tanker boot
tanker boots
tanker plane
tankers
tankette
tankettes
tankful
tankfuls
tankia (current term)
tankias
tankies
tanking
tankings
tankini
tankinis
tankless
tanklike
tankling
tanklings
tankmate
tankmates
tankodrome
tankodromes

Literary usage of Tankia

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1. The Middle Kingdom: A Survey of the Geography, Government, Literature by Samuel Wells Williams (1882)
"The tankia, or boat-people, at Canton form a class in some respects beneath the ... The tankia at Canton also wear a similar handkerchief on their head, ..."

2. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1891)
"The kind of boat used by the tankia as a dwelling by night and a passenger-boat by day. These boats are al>out 2fl feet in length, and contain only ..."

3. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1873)
"About 4 m. from the city is anchored the "boat town," or the 40000 covered river boats, which are the constant homes of 300,- 000 people called tankia, ..."

4. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge edited by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"Flower Boat The tankia fleet is a home for the city's swarm of prostitutes. Between this floating city of outcasts and the point of landing at the foreign ..."

5. The Encyclopædia of Missions: Descriptive, Historical, Biographical edited by Edwin Munsell Bliss (1891)
"Besides these the tankia or boat people at Canton are considered a low class ; though ... The tankia are supposed to be the descendants of one of the eight ..."

6. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1859)
"About 4 m. from the city is anchored the "boat town," or the 40000 covered river boats, which are the constant homes of the half million of tankia, ..."

7. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge edited by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1863)
"About 4 m. from the city is anchored the " boat town," or the 40000 covered river boats, which are the constant homes of the half million of tankia, ..."

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