ch'ilin, qilin, kirin, girin, kylan

W Brewer brewerwa at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jun 24 00:46:12 UTC 2014

WB:  And should you need a bon mot to toast a victorious politician (or
pyromaniac), simply toss off a pithy aphorism from Mathews (1948: 70,
no.534): [CHEE-LEAN  GWOH SHAN] <The unicorn passes over the mountains (sc.
scattering fire).> (Qi2-lin2 guo4 shan1.)

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