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A high public or government official of the Chinese empire; the term has been used in reference to the power wielded by a mandarin-like class of professionals—physicians, lawyers, scientists, engineers, middle managers, etc.
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Promenade par une nuit caline dans le lointain pays des mandarines, pour caisse claire, bymbale, grosse caisse (1 executant) et piano.
are liable, under the pretense of justice, to be pillaged and plundered by the inferior mandarines.
California navel oranges are $38 for a full case, $19 for a half case, red grapefruit are $35 for a full case, $18 for a half case, Florida Temple oranges are $19 for a half case, Mandarines are $34 for a half case.