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Hoban, James

(Encyclopedia) Hoban, James h´bn, c.1762–1831, American architect, b. Ireland. By 1789, Hoban had immigrated to the United States. He designed the South Carolina statehouse, which was burned in…

Hobart, Garret Augustus

(Encyclopedia) Hobart, Garret Augustus h´bärt, –brt, 1844–99, Vice President of the United States (1897–99), b. Long Branch, N.J. A lawyer and businessman, he was prominent in New Jersey Republican…

Hobart

(Encyclopedia) Hobart, city (2016 pop. 50,439, Greater Hobart 2016 pop. 222,356), capital and principal port of Tasmania, SE Australia, at the foot of Mt. Wellington (4,166 ft/1,270 m high). Hobart…

Hobart

(Encyclopedia) Hobart h´brt, city (1990 pop. 21,822), Lake co., extreme NW Ind.; settled c.1849, inc. 1921. Metal products, electric coils and transformers, herbal products, tools and castings, and…

Hobbema, Meindert

(Encyclopedia) Hobbema, Meindert mn´drt hôb´mä, 1638–1709, Dutch landscape painter. In landscape art Hobbema was second only to his contemporary Jacob van Ruisdael, with whom he may have studied.…

Hobbes, Thomas

(Encyclopedia) Hobbes, Thomas hbz, 1588–1679, English philosopher, grad. Magdalen College, Oxford, 1608. For many years a tutor in the Cavendish family, Hobbes took great interest in mathematics,…

hobblebush

(Encyclopedia) hobblebush: see honeysuckle.

Hobbs

(Encyclopedia) Hobbs, city (1990 pop. 29,115), Lea co., SE N.Mex.; inc. 1929. With the discovery (c.1928) of oil and natural gas in the area, Hobbs became one of the last great oil boomtowns in the…

Hobby, Oveta Culp

(Encyclopedia) Hobby, Oveta Culp, 1905–95, American public official and newspaper publisher, U.S. Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare (1953–55), b. Killeen, Tex. She served as parliamentarian…

hobgoblin

(Encyclopedia) hobgoblin: see goblin.