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Chios

[kahy-os, -ohs, kee-; Greek khee-aws] /ˈkaɪ ɒs, -oʊs, ˈki-; Greek ˈxi ɔs/
noun
1.
a Greek island in the Aegean, near the W coast of Turkey. 322 sq. mi. (834 sq. km).
2.
a seaport on and the capital of this island.
Greek Khios.
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  • As they entered, and laid the dead burden on the floor, Chios saw Saronia.

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  • She shall speak it again before us, and besides her own she shall act the part of Chios.'

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  • Now I know she loves thee not, or would have granted thy request, Chios.

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  • Chios appeared happy, save for the far-away look in his eyes.

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  • The meeting with Chios and the Christian in the cave of the Ephesian sorceress had worked on the mind of the priestess.

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  • Varro passed that way, and said: 'I will drop in and see Chios.'

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  • The Athenians also set sail from Chios, but stood out to open sea, since the seaboard of Asia was hostile to them.

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  • I love her, and am certain of it; but tell me, Chios, that thou lovest her not.'

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  • The more easily did he find a hearing in the communities of the islands of Chios and Corfu.

  • She stooped; she placed her lips close to those of Chios, but they did not touch.

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British Dictionary definitions for Chios

Chios

/ˈkiːɒs; -əʊs/
noun
1.
an island in the Aegean Sea, off the coast of Turkey: belongs to Greece. Capital: Chios. Pop: 51 936 (2001). Area: 904 sq km (353 sq miles)
2.
a port on the island of Chios: in ancient times, one of the 12 Ionian city-states. Pop (municipality): 25 671 (2001).
Modern Greek name Khíos
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Chios in the Bible

mentioned in Acts 20:15, an island in the Aegean Sea, about 5 miles distant from the mainland, having a roadstead, in the shelter of which Paul and his companions anchored for a night when on his third missionary return journey. It is now called Scio.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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