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láo
char. enclosure for animals; sacrificial animal (used in ancient ceremony)
Other meanings
[láo]   n./adj. prison, jail; firm, durable, fast
    roof
 n/a 
Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
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shǐ láo
n. (lit) pigpen
wáng yáng bǔ láo
idiom. mend the sheepfold after a sheep is lost -- it is never too late to take precaution after suffering a loss