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Ho Chi Minh

(Encyclopedia) Ho Chi Minh hô ch mn, 1890–1969, Vietnamese nationalist leader, president of North Vietnam (1954–69), and one of the most influential political leaders of the 20th cent. His given…

Ho Chi Minh City

(Encyclopedia) Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon, city (1997 pop. 5,250,000), on the right bank of the Saigon River, a tributary of the Dong Nai, Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city, the…

Hochkirch

(Encyclopedia) Hochkirch hkh´krkh, village, Dresden dist., E central Germany. At Hochkirch in 1758 the Austrians under Daun defeated Frederick II of Prussia. In 1813, Napoleon I defeated a Prussian…

Höchst

(Encyclopedia) Höchst hökhst, industrial district of Frankfurt, in Hesse, central Germany. It is a leading center of the German chemical industry and was formerly the site of the I. G. Farben…

hock

(Encyclopedia) hock: see wine.

hockey, field

(Encyclopedia) hockey, field, outdoor stick and ball game. Field hockey, like many sports, is of obscure origins, but traces in one form or another to the ancient Egyptians and Persians, making it…

hockey, ice

(Encyclopedia) hockey, ice, team sport in which players use sticks to propel a hard, round disk into a net-backed goal. Rules and Equipment Ice hockey is played on a rectangular rink with curved…

Hocking, William Ernest

(Encyclopedia) Hocking, William Ernest, 1873–1966, American idealist philosopher, b. Cleveland, grad. Harvard (B.A., 1901; Ph.D., 1904). He was professor of philosophy at Harvard from 1914 until his…

Hockney, David

(Encyclopedia) Hockney, David, 1937–, English painter, studied Royal College of Art. Moving from a distorted, semiexpressionist form of pop art, Hockney developed a highly personal realistic style,…

Hod

(Encyclopedia) Hod hd, hd, in the Bible, Asherite.