Definition of Kobans

1. koban [n] - See also: koban



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Kobans

koala bear
koala bears
koalas
koan
koanlike
koans
koaps
koas
koashvite
kob
koba
koban
kobang
kobangs
kobans (current term)
kobellite
kobo
kobold
kobolds
kobos
kobs
kobza
kobzar
kobzari
kobzars
kobzas
kochari
kocher fracture
kochite

Literary usage of Kobans

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Past and Present of Japanese Commerce by Eitarō Kinoshita (1902)
"kobans (Rio) and 1220000 ... kobans of gold and 77313 ... Empire annually about one hundred and fifty thousand kobans, or a million and a half in ten years. ..."

2. Hildreth's "Japan as it was and Is": A Handbook of Old Japan by Richard Hildreth, Ernest Wilson Clement (1907)
"But the Japanese having obliged the Dutch East India Company to accept payment in gold kobans, each reckoned at sixty-eight mas, the sales of the Company, ..."

3. Narrative of the Earl of Elgin's Mission to China and Japan in the Years by Laurence Oliphant (1859)
"I compute," he says,* " the annual exportation of gold at 150000 kobans, so that in ten years this Empire is drained of fifteen hundred thousand ..."

4. Japan: An Account, Geographical and Historical by Charles MacFarlane (1856)
"... with having robbed him of five hundred kobans, equivalent in sterling value to about £700. The charge was made before the governor. ..."

5. Japan: An Account, Geographical and Historical, from the Earliest Period at by Charles MacFarlane (1856)
"... with having robbed him of five hundred kobans, equivalent in sterling value to about £700. - The charge was - made before the governor. ..."

6. Japan and the Japanese: From the Most Authentic and Reliable Sources by Talbot Watts (1852)
"... with having robbed him of five hundred kobans, equivalent in sterling value to about £700. The charge was made before the governor. ..."

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