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Kowloon

[kou-loon] /ˈkaʊˈlun/
noun, Older Spelling.
1.
a peninsula in SE China, opposite Hong Kong island: a part of the Hong Kong colony. 3 sq. mi. (7.8 sq. km).
2.
a seaport on this peninsula.
Also called Jiulong.
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Contemporary Examples
  • There are two points of view on Hong Kong hotelling—those that prefer Kowloon and those that prefer Hong Kong Island.

    Gal With a Suitcase Jolie Hunt January 15, 2010
  • By day you'll be coerced to hike "the Peak" (I like the tram, thank you) for a quiet view of Kowloon.

    Gal With a Suitcase Jolie Hunt January 15, 2010
Historical Examples
  • Across the harbour lay the British mainland possession, Kowloon, to which we paid an amusing visit.

    Fifty-One Years of Victorian Life Margaret Elizabeth Leigh Child-Villiers, Countess of Jersey
  • As they got closer to downtown Kowloon, however, Chinese predominated, with only a sprinkling of what were evidently Englishmen.

    The Caves of Fear John Blaine
  • The station was thronged with people waiting for the Kowloon express.

    Wanderings in the Orient Albert M. Reese
  • He drove them to the Kowloon ferry, but suggested that they take a walla-walla in view of their disreputable appearance.

    The Caves of Fear John Blaine
  • First-, second- and third-class cars are used on the railway line running from Kowloon to Canton.

  • The city retains its former name, Kowloon, but its business facilities are all under English management.

    Travels in the Far East Ellen Mary Hayes Peck
  • As the steamer comes to rest on the mainland side at Kowloon Wharf we must take a ferry over to the city.

  • This addition to Hong Kong is called Kowloon, and it has residential districts that range well into the hinterland.

    East of Suez Frederic Courtland Penfield
British Dictionary definitions for Kowloon

Kowloon

/ˈkaʊˈluːn/
noun
1.
a peninsula of SE China, opposite Hong Kong Island: part of the former British colony of Hong Kong. Area: 10 sq km (3.75 sq miles)
2.
a port in Hong Kong, on Kowloon Peninsula. Pop: 2 019 533 (2006 est)
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