Definitions of FOO

  1. The Chinese word for a department.

Usage examples for FOO

  1. My son- in- law, Lenoble yonder, is a generous foo- fellow enough; but then, since infancy, he has never known the want of money. – Charlotte's Inheritance by M. E. Braddon
  2. " It's a corner house on this side," said the local man, " kept by an old scoundrel of a Chinaman calling himself Li Foo, and a man who was a bit of a bruiser in San Francisco at one time- a chap called Keller. – The Grell Mystery by Frank Froest
  3. " Concealed somewhere within the walled city of Ti- foo are the sacred nail- sheaths on which your power so essentially depends, sent thither by Sun Wei at the crafty instance of the demon Leou, who hopes at a convenient time to secure them for himself. – Kai Lung's Golden Hours by Ernest Bramah Commentator: Hilaire Belloc
  4. But there were not any hats anywhere, that is, no hats big enough for a snow man with a big head like Snoo Foo. – Rootabaga Stories by Carl Sandburg
  5. The Venetian traveller, although he makes frequent mention of the beauty and dress of the women, takes no notice of this singular fashion; and he observes that on the lake of Hang- tchoo- foo the ladies are accustomed to take their pleasure with their husbands and their families. – Travels in China, Containing Descriptions, Observations, and Comparisons, Made and Collected in the Course of a Short Residence at the Imperial Palace of Yuen-Min-Yuen, and on a Subsequent Journey through the Country from Pekin to Canton by John Barrow
  6. I have lost Foo Cha, but others, better skilled than I am, are in search of his master. – Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  7. If the police had no other purpose than that in mind, Chang Foo would simply pay a fine; the next night the place would be in full blast again; and Chang Foo, higher than ever in the confidence of the underworld's aristocracy, would reap his reward- and that would be all there was to it. – The Adventures of Jimmie Dale by Frank L. Packard
  8. " You must see who it is, Foo Cha," Mr. Sabin said. – Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  9. In the meanwhile this person's face is inexorably fixed in the direction of Ti- foo. – Kai Lung's Golden Hours by Ernest Bramah Commentator: Hilaire Belloc
  10. It also occurred to me, as I stood looking at the cow and caught the spirit of her expression, so to speak, that, as she had come to stay, was a permanent fixture of the establishment, as it were, Chin Foo might as well do the milking first as last. – The Busted Ex-Texan and Other Stories by W. H. H. Murray
  11. The same old bunk- and a profitable one for Chang Foo for more reasons than one. – The Adventures of Jimmie Dale by Frank L. Packard
  12. " I tellee you," said Ah Foo, chuckling. – The Hunter Cats of Connorloa by Helen Jackson
  13. Why; it's becose thae'rt sich a foo! – Home-Life of the Lancashire Factory Folk during the Cotton Famine by Edwin Waugh
  14. My mither stirs as she wauks wi' her twa een blinkin', Bedded she'll bide, For foo can an auld wife ken what a lassie's thinkin' Close at her side? – Songs of Angus and More Songs of Angus by Violet Jacob
  15. In fact, they had had their usual allowance before Rea came down; but Ah Foo had gone on throwing out meat for Rea to see the scrambling. – The Hunter Cats of Connorloa by Helen Jackson
  16. The ranch seemed lonesome after the band of cowboys had ridden away, but Sing Foo, the Chinese cook, was left, and one or two of the older men to look after things around the buildings. – The Bobbsey Twins in the Great West by Laura Lee Hope
  17. " Now jump- across the yard- the door of Foo Sen's shed- it's open- quick-" There came a sudden crash from the front of the house, a sudden turmoil from within, a burst of shouts, a chorus of yells. – The Further Adventures of Jimmie Dale by Frank L. Packard