Cathay



China.
Contemporary Examples

One airline that has already banned shipments on its passenger flights is Cathay Pacific.
Passenger Flights Must Stop Carrying Lithium-Ion Batteries as Cargo Clive Irving May 4, 2014

This is the story of the Jesuit who more than 500 years ago made himself part of Cathay.
James Fallows: 5 Favorite ‘Outsiders In China’ Books James Fallows May 10, 2012

Historical Examples

At last the game was won, the passage to Cathay was discovered.
History of the United Netherlands, 1590-1599, Vol. III. Complete John Lothrop Motley

Yet if she did, he was sure that it would have been impossible not to use them in defense of the colony of Cathay.
Victory Lester del Rey

Once more he talked over the finding of Cathay with the priests and the sailors of Palos.
Children’s Literature Charles Madison Curry

If one of those titans was to be used against Cathay, Earth’s colony was doomed.
Victory Lester del Rey

Cathay is a country where it is necessary to be very careful.
A Bicycle of Cathay Frank R. Stockton

The humans of Cathay might try a return raid, but he was unworried.
Victory Lester del Rey

Our hero and heroine instantly ceased their own discourse, when they found that the subject was the voyage to Cathay.
Mercedes of Castile J. Fenimore Cooper

He leaned back in his chair, wondering where “Cathay” might be.
At the Sign of the Jack O’Lantern Myrtle Reed

noun
a literary or archaic name for China
n.

1560s, poetic name for “China,” from Medieval Latin Cataya, from Turkish Khitai, from Uighur Khitai, name of a Tatar dynasty that ruled Beijing 936-1122.

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