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Chinese Gordon

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General Gordon (afterwards killed at Khartoum), who succeeded in putting down the Taëping rebellion, which broke out in 1851 and lasted fifteen years. The rebels had ravaged sixteen of the eighteen provinces, and had destroyed six hundred cities. In 1861 Ward raised an army called the “Ever Victorious,” which was placed under General Gordon, and in 1864 the rebellion was stamped out.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Chilian
Chiliasts [kiliasts]
Chillingham Cattle
Chillon
Chilminar and Balbec
Chiltern Hundreds (The)
Chimæra [kimera]
Chime in with (To)
Chimney Money or Hearth money
Chimneypot Hat (A)
Chinese Gordon
Chingachgook
Chink or Jink
Chintz
Chios (Kios)
Chip or Chips
Chip of the Old Block (A)
Chiron [Kiron]
Chirping Cup or Glass
Chisel
Chitty-faced

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