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Dan

A unit of mass in China approximately equivalent to 50 kilograms.
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I'm bressed if he ain't more of shark dan Massa Shark hisself, muttered the old man, limping away; with which sage ejaculation he went to his hammock.
Uncle Dan - yonder,' answered Em'ly, nodding at the boat-house.
But I wake when it blows, and tremble to think of Uncle Dan and Ham and believe I hear 'em crying out for help.
They'd a deal better ha' taken his beer," returned Dan reflectively.
The answer came back in the deepest voice Harvey had ever heard from a human chest: "Quit foolin', Dan, and send him to me.
Wal, fewd dan y' de-ooty bawmz a mather should, eed now bettern to spawl a pore gel's flahrzn than ran awy atbaht pyin.
He higher iss dan I in rank," said the German colonel of the hussars, flushing and addressing an adjutant who had ridden up, "so let him do what he vill, but I cannot sacrifice my hussars.
Wasn't it Dan O'Connell who said that if a man was born in a stable it didn't make him a horse?
Dan MacDonald, pioneer saloonman and gambler on the upper Yukon, owner and proprietor of the Tivoli and all its games, wandered forlornly across the great vacant space of floor and joined the two at the stove.
I kin remember when her two feet was no bigger dan yer t'umb, and she weared worsted boots," moaned she.
I don't think it will be much of a newspaper if it isn't printed," said Dan scornfully.
I assure you Dan is directing works and executing labours over yonder, that it would make your hair stand on end to look at.