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Ton·kin

 (tŏn′kĭn′, tŏng′-)
A historical region of southeast Asia on the Gulf of Tonkin, an arm of the South China Sea, now forming most of northern Vietnam. It was part of French Indochina from 1887 to 1946.

Ton′kin·ese′ (-ēz′, -ēs′) adj. & n.

Tonkin

(ˈtɒnˈkɪn) or

Tongking

n
1. (Placename) a former state of N French Indochina (1883–1946), on the Gulf of Tonkin: forms the largest part of N Vietnam
2. (Placename) Gulf of Tonkin an arm of the South China Sea, bordered by N Vietnam, the Leizhou Peninsula of SW China, and Hainan Island. Length: about 500 km (300 miles)

Ton•kin

(ˈtɒnˈkɪn, ˈtɒŋ-)

also Tongking



n.
1. a former state in N French Indochina, now part of Vietnam.
2. Gulf of, an arm of the South China Sea, W of Hainan. 300 mi. (485 km) long.
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I learned it from the Tonkin pirates, who are able to remain hidden for hours in the beds of the rivers."[8]
[8] An official report from Tonkin, received in Paris at the end of July, 1909, relates how the famous pirate chief De Tham was tracked, together with his men, by our soldiers; and how all of them succeeded in escaping, thanks to this trick of the reeds.
The stuff is pretty expensive in this part of the world, and they were very short of it in Tonkin. And what did he care?
Previously the team captain of the rugby boys, Wallace is now stepping into the figuratively and literally, large shoes of local celebrity coach Louie Tonkin, to lead the team through their coming season, and hopefully to another West Asia Cup.
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But former Pontypool coach Louie Tonkin, who was Head of Rugby at Cardiff University from 2014-16, says the WRU are missing a trick in not following England's lead and identifying students as future professional rugby players.
But former Pontypool coach Louie Tonkin, who was Head of Rugby at Cardiff Uni from 2014-16, says the WRU are missing a trick in not following England's lead and identifying students as future professional rugby players.
Dennis Darren Tonkin, 45, was considered such a menace that in 2006 he was banned from a significant area of Middlesbrough by magistrates.
Hanoi, Vietnam, Vietnam, January 12, 2019 --(PR.com)-- Heritage Cruises' four-day Heritage Expedition (www.heritagecruises.com) is especially designed for those who love exploring and immersing themselves in local life, nature, culture, and adventure in discovering the authenticity of the Gulf of Tonkin.
Consumer product veterans and founders of a new CPG accelerator, Joe Jacober and James Tonkin, said small CPG brands will continue to gather market share in 2019, and those that are ready to scale will have an opportunity to compete with the biggest brands.
Sergeants Christopher Russo and Kirby Tonkin dragged the unconscious animal out of the water and performed chest compressions to revive it.