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n. pl. hanko or han·kos
A Japanese stamp made of wood, stone, or horn, engraved with the name of an individual, office, or institution and used instead of a signature in official transactions.

[Japanese hanko, probably alteration (taken as if han, seal, stamp + ko, child, also a noun-forming suff.) of earlier hankō, publication, printing : Japanese han, board, block such as those used in woodblock printing (from Middle Chinese pa⋮n´; also the source of Mandarin bàn) + Japanese , to go, circulate (from Middle Chinese xɦja⋮jŋ, also the source of Mandarin xíng).]
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The first orders of EUR450,000 have been delivered to nine sites owned by the city of Hanko.
Packsize CEO Hanko Kiessner is passionate about making this world a better place to live by using the best principles of lean manufacturing, supply chain optimization, and green packaging to create Smart Packaging for a Healthy Planet".
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In Pashto language, competition among new artists would be held by singing traditional 'Tapa' in different styles and modes while singers of Hanko, Saraiki and Kohar languages would be competed by singing different local and traditional songs, said a press release.
There is also an installation of pen strokes, for which the firm commissioned four different artists, and a stamped glass wall of traditional Hanko wax seals at the restaurant's entrance.
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According to Hanko Kiessner, CEO of Packsize, as much as 40% of the volume of a company's outbound cases and cartons could be unnecessary.
We raced Pam at Hanko, down from Oslo, against Kings and Crown Princes, Olympic gold medallists and wealthy American winners et al and we won the Scandinavian Gold Cup which, in those days, had the cachet of the America's Cup.
EIA says Japan's hanko sales are "a major demand driver for elephant ivory' and have contributed to the wide-scale resumption of elephant poaching across Africa.