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tong

(formerly) a Chinese secret society or association, esp one popularly assumed to engage in criminal activities
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Gradgrind faintly looked at the tongs, as the most appropriate thing her imbecility could think of doing.
There, now I'll take off the papers and you'll see a cloud of little ringlets," said Jo, putting down the tongs.
I'm so sorry, but the tongs were too hot, and so I've made a mess," groaned poor Jo, regarding the little black pancakes with tears of regret.
Then turning to the fire James seized the tongs, "and under his feet he mightily brast up a blank of the chamber,"* and leaping down into the vault beneath he let the plank fall again into its place.
You couldn't get her to take a-holt of one of them with the tongs.
She would frown, and carrying it downstairs, as if she had it in the tongs, replace it on its bookshelf.
Maureen Sebastian as Tong and Raymond Lee as Quang in the world premiere of Vietgone at South Coast Repertory, directed by May Adrales.
The cooling towers in which the seven samples were collected in August are located at Kwai Fong Industrial Building, 9-15 Kwai Cheong Road, Kwai Chung; Cheung Ching Shopping Centre, Tsing Yi; Kwun Tong Industrial Centre Phase 4, 436-446 Kwun Tong Road, Kwun Tong; Kwun Tong Industrial Centre Phase 3, 448-458 Kwun Tong Road, Kwun Tong; 27C Shui Wo Street, Kwun Tong; Sing Win Factory Building, 15-17 Shing Yip Street, Kwun Tong and 316 Castle Peak Road, Cheung Sha Wan.
Timothy Tong, the former commissioner of the Independent Commission Against Corruption, allegedly overspent on business meals and gifts, treating mainland Chinese officials while in office.
9 April 2013 - US consumer products group Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc (NYSE:SPB) said it had finalised the purchase of the residential lockset business of Taiwanese Tong Lung Metal Industry Co Ltd, a unit of US tool maker Stanley Black & Decker Inc (NYSE:SWK).
11, 2012 (CENS) -- Crispin Wu, president of auto-parts maker Tong Yang Industrial Co.
Former Big Brother star Kenneth Tong triggered outrage after tweeting a volley of abusive jokes about the loss of Barlow's baby.