|a chattering or flighty, light-headed person.|
|a printed punctuation mark (‽), available only in some typefaces, designed to combine the question mark (?) and the exclamation point (!), indicating a mixture of query and interjection, as after a rhetorical question.|
the guild of Chinese merchants authorized by the central government to trade with Western merchants at Guangzhou (Canton) prior to the first Opium War (1839-42). Such firms often were called "foreign-trade firms" (yanghang) and the merchants who directed them "hong merchants" (hangshang).
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