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(ˈkweɪˈlɪn) or


(Placename) a variant transliteration of the Chinese name for Guilin
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also Kweilin

a city in the NE Guangxi Zhuang region, in S China. 364,130.
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"Insurers are looking to save because they want to reinvest in next-generation levers," Kweilin Ellingrud, senior partner at McKinsey & Co., said.
Fuk Wa and Kweilin Streets are sources for party favors and accessories, school supplies, toys and stationery for bulk orders.
The Kweilin on Dundas Street was one of the first places I was ever taken to when I moved here about 100 years ago.
The capsules are said to stimulate appetite and packaged in a grey bottle labelled as a product of Kweilin Drug Manufactory.
The participating restaurants are Britannia Spice, Daniel's Bistro, Skippers, Waterfront Wine Bar, The Shore Bar, Duck's at Le Marche Noir, Haldanes, Henderson's, Le Cafe St Honore, Cosmo, The Doric, Igg's, Creelers, Merchants, Forth Floor Brasserie at Harvey Nichols, Kweilin, Whigham's Wine Cellars and Jacksons.
We meet up with his cousins and Granny Thel in Edinburgh and head off to the Kweilin Cantonese restaurant for his tea.
Under orders to report to headquarters at Chungking, Birch made a harking rowing overland journey by truck and train to Kweilin, where he had the astounding good luck to run into General Claire Chennault.
For example, Suyuan Woo, who has already died as the novel opens, has spent her entire life in an unsuccessful quest to recover the fateful moment when she left her babies on the roadside in Kweilin while fleeing from the invasion of Japanese soldiers.
(14) The Florida WMU supported a hospital in Kweilin, China, through the White Cross; the Georgia WMU helped Warren Memorial Hospital in China and the Georgia Baptist Hospital in Atlanta.
In a similar fashion, the narrative fragmentation of Amy Tan's tremendous commercial success, The Joy Luck Club, may also be related to the dynamic and mutable nature of the mothers' narratives that constantly shift and have multiple and variant endings: "Over the years, she told me that same story, except for the ending, which grew darker, casting long shadows into her life, and eventually into mine" (1989, 7); "I never thought my Mother's Kweilin story was anything but a Chinese fairy tale.
I was invited by the Chinese Association for International Understanding (CAFIU), an official People's Republic of China Agency, to head up a small delegation of builders to conduct a two-week tour of five cities - Beijing, Shanghai, Kweilin, Xian and Shen Zhen.
In Kweilin, China, in the 1940s they began the Catechist Sisters of the Blessed Virgin and a half-century ago in South Korea, the Sisters of Our Lady of Perpetual Help.