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Hail

(Encyclopedia) Hail hä´ēl, hīl [key], city (1993 pop. 176,757), N central Saudi Arabia. The city grew because of its location on a pilgrimage route from Iraq to Mecca. It was the capital of the independe...

hail

(Encyclopedia) hail, precipitation in the form of pellets composed of ice or of ice and snow, occurring at any time of the year, usually during the passage of a cold front or during a thunderstorm. Small hail...

Hail Mary

(Encyclopedia) Hail Mary: see Ave Maria .

Haile Gebrselassie

(Encyclopedia) Haile Gebrselassie, 1973–, Ethiopian track athlete. Adept at both indoor and outdoor distance events as well as long-distance cross-country and marathon running, Haile won major races in dist...

Haile Selassie

(Encyclopedia) Haile Selassie hī´lē səlăs´ē, –lä´sē [key], [Amharic,=power of the Trinity], 1892–1975, emperor of Ethiopia (1930–74). He was born Tafari Makonnen, the son of a noted general a...

Haile Selassie

Name at birth: Tafari MakonnenRegent to the Empress Zauditu from 1916, Ras (Prince) Tafari Makonnen succeeded her to the throne of Ethiopia in 1930, proclaiming himself Haile Selassie …

Ben-hail

(Encyclopedia) Ben-hail bēn-hā´ĭl [key], in the Bible, one of Jehoshaphat's princes.

Mengistu Haile Mariam

(Encyclopedia) Mengistu Haile Mariam mĕnggīs´to͞o hī´lē mär´ēəm [key], 1937–, military ruler of Ethiopia (1974–91). Mengistu, an army officer, participated prominently in Emperor Haile Se...

Hail Mary passes

The Question: What is a "Hail Mary" in football? The Answer: A "Hail Mary" pass is a very long forward pass into the endzone, ma…