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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Hong Merchants.
 
Those merchants who were alone permitted by the government of China to trade with China, till the restriction was abolished in 1842. The Chinese applied the word hong to the foreign factories situated at Canton.   1
 


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