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Hodgkin, Howard

(Encyclopedia) Hodgkin, Howard (Sir Gordon Howard Eliot Hodgkin), 1932–2017, English painter and printmaker, b. London. He attended the Camberwell School of Art, London, and Bath Academy of Art,…

Hodgkin's disease

(Encyclopedia) Hodgkin's disease, a type of cancer of the lymphatic system. First identified in 1832 in England by Thomas Hodgkin, it is a type of malignant lymphoma. Incidence peaks in young…

Hodgson, Ralph

(Encyclopedia) Hodgson, Ralph, 1871–1962, English poet. He wrote five volumes of poetry before his collected poems appeared in 1917. After a silence of nearly 40 years—during which time he taught in…

Hodler, Ferdinand

(Encyclopedia) Hodler, Ferdinand hd´lr, 1853–1918, Swiss painter and lithographer. Known for his emotion-laden portraits and landscapes, he is particularly beloved in his native country. At first…

Hódmezvásárhely

(Encyclopedia) Hódmezvásárhely hôd´mzöväshärh, city (1991 est. pop. 51,180), SE Hungary, near the Tisza River. An agricultural center, it also produces machinery, textiles, and pottery. The city…

hoe

(Encyclopedia) hoe, usually a flat blade, variously shaped, set in a long wooden handle and used primarily for weeding and for loosening the soil. It was the first distinctly agricultural implement.…

Hoek van Holland

(Encyclopedia) Hoek van Holland hook vän hôl´änt or Hook of Holland, district of Rotterdam, W Netherlands, on the North Sea. It is an outer port of Rotterdam, with which it is connected by the New…

Hoel, Sigurd

(Encyclopedia) Hoel, Sigurd s´goor h´l, 1890–1960, Norwegian novelist. Hoel's sophisticated novels of urban life include the witty satire Sinners in Summertime (1927, tr. 1930) and the more…

Hof

(Encyclopedia) Hof hf, city (1994 pop. 52,720), Bavaria, E central Germany, on the Saale River, near the Czech border. The city's industries produce textiles, beer, and machinery. Hof was first…

Hofei

(Encyclopedia) Hofei: see Hefei, China.