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"Chinese wheat flour noodles" (in lo mein, chow mein, etc.), 1934, from Chinese, literally "wheat flour."

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  • “And den, mein Gott, I zettle for de corporal,” observed Jansen.

    Snarley-yow Frederick Marryat
  • They only speak when spoken to and then answer, 'Ja, mein Herr.'

    City of Endless Night Milo Hastings
  • At this unexpected resuscitation, the corporal uttered a tremendous “mein Gott!”

    Snarley-yow Frederick Marryat
  • mein Herr,' which, like an electric shock, brought him to his feet in an instant.

  • mein was among those accused of violating the “Agreement;” he was charged with the importation of materials for book-making.

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