ling ling  /ˈlɪŋ/


  1. (n) water chestnut whose spiny fruit has two rather than 4 prongs
  2. (n) common Old World heath represented by many varieties; low evergreen grown widely in the northern hemisphere
  3. (n) elongated marine food fish of Greenland and northern Europe; often salted and dried
  4. (n) American hakes
  5. (n) elongate freshwater cod of northern Europe and Asia and North America having barbels around its mouth


  1. Mei-ling's father, famed "Old Charlie" Soong, had made his fortune as a pioneer in printing and selling Bibles to Chinese as fast as the missionaries created a demand.
  2. May-ling married the young Kuomintang (KMT) general Chiang Kai-shek in 1926, a year after he'd taken control of the party and the year before the onset of a bloody civil conflict .
  3. In the 4 months that American journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling have been held captive in North Korea, there has been one constant amid the rumors swirling around the case: the .


  1. Lisa Ling’s OWN TV series too open minded for its own good

    OWN’s Lisa Ling continues her noble and frequently illuminating trips across the country to root out stories about citizens who find themselves on the usual margins of lifestyle or happenstance, but I sometimes worry that her series, “Our America,” is itself an exercise in obscurity.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Charlotte Observer

  2. OWN to Debut Programming Block in Australia

    *Oprah Winfrey’s headed back to Australia – but this time, through her network. Discovery Networks International channel, Discovery Home and Health, will re-introduce a programming block from the OWN network, Winfrey’s joint venture with Discovery Inc. Beginning Aug. 4, OWN series including “Oprah’s Next Chapter,” “Super Soul Sunday,” “America With Lisa Ling” (renamed from “Our [...]
    on June 18, 2013     Source: EURweb

  3. - Chattanooga's source for breaking local news

    Here are the new marriage licenses from the County Clerk's office: LING THAI CHAU PISAKHA DITH 1220 JOINER ROAD 3605 15TH AVENUE ... (click for more) WTCI-PBS and Barnes & Noble Hamilton Place have teamed up to celebrate summer reading with a book fair.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Chattanoogan


  1. "We think the imprisonment, trial and sentencing of Laura (Ling) and Euna (Lee) should be viewed as a humanitarian matter. We hope that the North Koreans will grant clemency and deport them," said Clinton.
    on Jun 8, 2009 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: Xinhua

  2. "We are...... especially concerned about the citizens from our own country currently under detention abroad: individuals such as Roxana Saberi in Iran, and Euna Lee and Laura Ling in North Korea," Obama said in a statement marking World Press...
    on May 1, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: AFP

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