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  • Horses (album by Smith)

    Patti Smith: …she released her first album, Horses, in 1975; it was produced by John Cale, the Welsh avant-gardist and cofounder (with Lou Reed) of the Velvet Underground. Her purest, truest album, it replicated her live shows better than any subsequent LP. Later albums of the 1970s moved in a more commercial…

  • Horses of Marly (work by Coustou)

    Western sculpture: France: …seen in the famous “Chevaux de Marly” by Guillaume Coustou now marking the entrance to the Champs-Élysées in Paris but designed for Marly, as part of the most innovative outdoor display of sculpture since the 16th-century gardens of Italy. Coustou’s bust of his brother Nicolas has a characteristic freshness…

  • horseshoe

    Horseshoe, U-shaped metal plate by which horses’ hooves are protected from wear on hard or rough surfaces. Horseshoes apparently are a Roman invention; a mule’s loss of its shoe is mentioned by the Roman poet Catullus in the 1st century bc. The density and insensitivity of the hoof makes it

  • horseshoe bat (mammal)

    Horseshoe bat, (genus Rhinolophus), any of almost 80 species of large-eared, insect-eating bats that make up the sole genus of family Rhinolophidae. Their taxonomic name refers to the large, complex nose leaf consisting of a fleshy structure on the muzzle. Of the three “leaf” sections, one

  • Horseshoe Bend, Battle of (United States history [1814])

    Battle of Horseshoe Bend, also known as the Battle of Tohopeka, (27 March 1814), a U.S. victory in central Alabama over Native Americans opposed to white expansion into their terroritories and which largely brought an end to the Creek War (1813–14). Chief Tecumseh’s death in 1813 did not end

  • Horseshoe Canyon (rock formation, Utah, United States)

    Canyonlands National Park: Horseshoe Canyon, located about 8 miles (13 km) west of the rest of the park, was added in 1971. It is noted for the prehistoric pictographs at an area called the Great Gallery, which is accessible mainly by trail from the north.

  • horseshoe crab (chelicerate)

    Horseshoe crab, (order Xiphosura), common name of four species of marine arthropods (class Merostomata, subphylum Chelicerata) found on the east coasts of Asia and of North America. Despite their name, these animals are not crabs at all but are related to scorpions, spiders, and extinct trilobites.

  • Horseshoe Falls (waterfall, Canada)

    Horseshoe Falls, predominantly Canadian section of Niagara Falls on the Niagara River. It is separated from the American Falls by Goat Island and derives its name from its curving 3,000-foot (900-metre)

  • horseshoe kidney (pathology)

    urogenital malformation: …and including fused kidneys and horseshoe kidney. These organs usually function normally but show an increased tendency toward infection and stone formations.

  • horseshoe pitching (game)

    Horseshoe pitching, game for two or four players, most popular in the United States and Canada, in which players attempt to throw horseshoes so as to encircle a stake or to get them as close to the stake as possible. When two play, they pitch from a pitching box, 6 feet (1.8 m) square, in the

  • horseshoe shrimp (crustacean)

    Horseshoe shrimp, any member of the marine crustacean subclass Cephalocarida (class Crustacea), named because of the curving, horseshoelike shape of the body. Only nine species are known, the first of which was described in 1955. A very primitive group, the horseshoe shrimp have no eyes; in

  • horseshoe worm (marine invertebrate)

    Horseshoe worm, phylum name Phoronida, a small group (about 12 species) of wormlike marine invertebrates that live in tubes secreted by special glands. These protective tubes become encrusted with shells or are buried in sand. Horseshoe worms, or phoronids, either are solitary or occur in groups

  • horsetail (plant genus)

    Horsetail, (genus Equisetum), fifteen species of rushlike conspicuously jointed perennial herbs, the only living genus of plants in the order Equisetales and the class Equisetopsida. Horsetails grow in moist, rich soils in all parts of the world except Australasia. Some species produce two kinds of

  • horsetail order (plant order)

    Equisetopsida: Annotated classification: Order Equisetales Two families: Calamitaceae, extinct tree horsetails; and Equisetaceae, herbaceous living horsetails and fossil allies with needlelike leaves in whorls along the stem; 15 extant species in the genus Equisetum and several extinct species in the genus Equisetites.

  • Horsham (England, United Kingdom)

    Horsham, town and district, administrative county of West Sussex, historic county of Sussex, England. The mostly rural district covers a large part of west-central Sussex. The town serves an extensive area of the Sussex Weald as an agricultural market and shopping centre and has light engineering

  • Horsham (district, England, United Kingdom)

    Horsham: Horsham, town and district, administrative county of West Sussex, historic county of Sussex, England. The mostly rural district covers a large part of west-central Sussex.

  • Horsham (Victoria, Australia)

    Horsham, city, west-central Victoria, Australia, on the Wimmera River. Proclaimed successively a borough (1882), a town (1932), and a city (1949), Horsham was named after the West Sussex hometown of James Darlot, its first settler (1841). Connected by rail to Melbourne, 180 miles (290 km) to the

  • Horsley, John Callcott (British painter)

    John Callcott Horsley, British narrative painter best known as the designer of the first Christmas card. Created in 1843 for Callcott’s friend Sir Henry Cole, an edition of 1,000 cards was placed on sale in London. It was lithographed on stiff cardboard, 518 by 314 inches, in dark sepia and

  • Horsley, Sir Victor Alexander Haden (British surgeon)

    Sir Victor Horsley, British physiologist and neurosurgeon who was first to remove a spinal tumour (1887). He also made valuable studies of thyroid activity, rabies prevention, and the functions of localized areas of the brain. By removing the thyroid glands of monkeys, he was able to establish

  • Horsley-Clarke apparatus (surgical device)

    stereotaxic surgery: This device, named the Horsley-Clarke apparatus, facilitated the study of the cerebellum in animals by enabling accurate electrolytic lesioning to be made in the brain. To ensure that a lesion would be introduced in the correct site, Horsley and Clarke created atlases containing pictures of the brains of the…

  • Horsmanden, Daniel (British jurist)

    New York slave rebellion of 1741: …time to investigate the fires, Daniel Horsmanden, a judge who was appointed to lead the investigation and preside over the robbery trials, was eager to uncover a plot and its perpetrators and therefore connected the fires to the burglary.

  • horst (geology)

    Horst and graben, elongate fault blocks of the Earth’s crust that have been raised and lowered, respectively, relative to their surrounding areas as a direct effect of faulting. Horsts and grabens may range in size from blocks a few centimetres wide to tens of kilometres wide; the vertical

  • Horst, Horst P. (American photographer)

    Horst P. Horst, (Horst Paul Albert Bohrmann), German-born photographer (born Aug. 14, 1906, Weissenfels, Ger.—died Nov. 18, 1999, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.), produced distinctive, elegant work that made him one of the leading fashion photographers of the mid-20th century. He preferred studio work,

  • Horst, Louis (American pianist, composer, and choreographer)

    Louis Horst, U.S. pianist, composer, and one of the first persons anywhere to teach choreography as a distinct discipline; known particularly for his long associations as musical director with Denishawn and Martha Graham. After studying piano and violin in San Francisco, he became musical director

  • Horszowski, Mieczyslaw (American pianist)

    Mieczyslaw Horszowski, Polish-born U.S. pianist (born June 23, 1892, Lwow, Poland [now Ukraine]—died May 22, 1993, Philadelphia, Pa.), had a performing career that spanned more than nine decades; his playing was often praised for its thoughtfulness and beauty of tone. He studied first with his m

  • Hort, Fenton J. A. (British biblical scholar)

    Fenton J. A. Hort, English New Testament scholar who produced, with Brooke Foss Westcott, a major critical text of the Greek New Testament. Hort was known for his theological depth and knowledge of the writings of the early Church Fathers. Hort was educated at Cambridge, where he joined a group of

  • Hort, Fenton John Anthony (British biblical scholar)

    Fenton J. A. Hort, English New Testament scholar who produced, with Brooke Foss Westcott, a major critical text of the Greek New Testament. Hort was known for his theological depth and knowledge of the writings of the early Church Fathers. Hort was educated at Cambridge, where he joined a group of

  • Horta, Victor, Baron (Belgian architect)

    Victor, Baron Horta, an outstanding architect of the Art Nouveau style, who ranks with Henry van de Velde and Paul Hankar as a pioneer of modern Belgian architecture. Horta began his studies in architecture in 1873 at the Académie des Beaux-Arts and then at Athénée Royal (1874–77), both in Ghent,

  • Hortense (queen of Holland)

    Hortense, queen of Holland, stepdaughter of Napoleon I, and mother of Napoleon III. The daughter of the future empress Joséphine and of her first husband, Alexandre de Beauharnais, Hortense became one of the attractions of the court after Napoleon became first consul of the French in 1799. To

  • hortensia (plant)

    Cornales: Hydrangeaceae: The common hydrangea, or hortensia (H. macrophylla), is popular with horticulturists and is sold as a potted plant in cool areas. Hydrangea flowers are produced in large, showy white, blue, or pink clusters, with the flower colour of some species being related to soil acidity. The…

  • Hortensia (Roman heroine)

    Hortensia, daughter of the Roman orator Quintus Hortensius, known for her speech against the taxation of women without representation, related by the 1st-century-ad Roman historian Valerius Maximus and by the 2nd-century Greek historian Appian (Civil Wars). In 42 bc the triumvirate of Mark Antony,

  • Hortensia, Lex (Roman law)

    Roman law: Written and unwritten law: …after the passage of the Lex Hortensia in 287 bce, however, did plebiscita become binding on all classes of citizens; thereafter, plebiscita were generally termed leges along with other enactments. In general, legislation was a source of law only during the republic. When Augustus Caesar established the empire in 31…

  • hortensias, Las (work by Hernández)

    Felisberto Hernández: …the story “Las hortensias” (“The Daisy Dolls”). The humdrum, bourgeois protagonist carefully constructs pornographic scenes with dolls, revealing one of the most grotesque pictures of a subconscious in modern literature. The tone is such, however, that the reader is mesmerized rather than repulsed.

  • Hortensio (fictional character)

    The Taming of the Shrew: …plot follows the competition between Hortensio, Gremio, and Lucentio for Bianca’s hand in marriage. The only serious candidate is Lucentio, the son of a wealthy Florentine gentleman. He is so smitten with Bianca’s charms that he exchanges places with his clever servant, Tranio, in order to gain access to the…

  • Hortensius (work by Cicero)

    Quintus Hortensius Hortalus: …speaker in Cicero’s lost masterpiece, Hortensius, an invitation to the philosophical life that later inspired St. Augustine of Hippo.

  • Hortensius Hortalus, Quintus (Roman orator)

    Quintus Hortensius Hortalus, Roman orator and politician, Cicero’s opponent in the Verres trial. Delivering his first speech at age 19, Hortensius became a distinguished advocate. He was leader of the bar until his clash with Cicero while defending the corrupt governor Verres (70) cost him his

  • Hortensius, Lucius (Roman official)

    ancient Rome: Roman expansion in the eastern Mediterranean: …a notorious incident, the praetor Lucius Hortensius anchored his fleet at Abdera, a city allied with Rome, and demanded supplies. When the Abderitans asked to consult the Senate, Hortensius sacked the town, executed the leading citizens, and enslaved the rest. When complaints reached the Senate, weak attempts were made to…

  • Hortensius, Quintus (Roman dictator)

    Quintus Hortensius, dictator of Rome in 287 who ended two centuries of “struggle between the orders” (the plebeians’ fight to gain political equality with patricians). When the plebeians, pressed by their patrician creditors, seceded to the Janiculan hill, Hortensius was appointed dictator to end

  • Horthy, Miklós Nagybányai (Hungarian statesman)

    Miklós Horthy, Hungarian naval officer and conservative leader who defeated revolutionary forces in Hungary after World War I and remained the country’s head of state until 1944. A member of a noble Protestant family, Horthy entered the Austro-Hungarian naval academy at Fiume (now Rijeka, Croatia)

  • horticultural society (primitive culture)

    primitive culture: Horticultural societies: Primitive agriculture is called horticulture by anthropologists rather than farming because it is carried on like simple gardening, supplementary to hunting and gathering. It differs from farming also in its relatively more primitive technology. It is typically practiced in forests, where the loose…

  • horticulture

    Horticulture, the branch of plant agriculture dealing with garden crops, generally fruits, vegetables, and ornamental plants. The word is derived from the Latin hortus, “garden,” and colere, “to cultivate.” As a general term, it covers all forms of garden management, but in ordinary use it refers

  • Horticulturist (American periodical)

    Andrew Jackson Downing: …of a new periodical, the Horticulturist, a post that he retained until his death. Downing’s The Architecture of Country Houses, Including Designs for Cottages, Farm Houses, and Villas (1850) long remained in general use.

  • Hortobágy (village, Hungary)

    Hortobágy: …survive in the village of Hortobágy, which is the site of the Hortobágyi Nagycsárda (“Great Inn of the Hortobágy”), built in 1781. This village is the traditional centre of the region, where the road between Debrecen and Budapest crosses a stone bridge on the Hortobágy River. It has a folk…

  • Hortobágy (region, Hungary)

    Hortobágy, steppe region in east-central Hungary. It lies between the Tisza River and the city of Debrecen. In the medieval period there were many flourishing villages in this formerly fertile region, but under Turkish rule the area became depopulated, agriculture declined, and the region became a

  • Hortobágy National Park (national park, Hungary)

    Hortobágy: …interesting flora and fauna, the Hortobágy National Park was created in 1973. The park was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1999.

  • Horton Hatches the Egg (work by Dr. Seuss)

    Dr. Seuss: Early career and first Dr. Seuss books: …more children’s works, Geisel released Horton Hatches the Egg in 1940. With it, he introduced the features that would come to define his books: a unique brand of humour, playful use of words, and outlandish characters. It centres on an elephant who is duped into sitting on the egg of…

  • Horton Hears a Who! (book by Dr. Seuss)

    Dr. Seuss: The Cat in the Hat, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, and other classics: In Horton Hears a Who! (1954), the loyal pachyderm returns to protect a tiny speck of a planet known as Whoville. A discussion about minority rights and the value of all individuals, the work features Horton repeating “a person’s a person, no matter how small.” In…

  • Horton’s laws of drainage composition (hydrology)

    hydrosphere: Groundwaters and river runoff: …of two quite distinct mechanisms—specifically, Horton overland flow (named for American hydraulic engineer and hydrologist Robert E. Horton) and Dunne overland flow (named for British hydrologist Thomas Dunne).

  • Horton, Edward Everett (American actor)

    Lost Horizon: Cast:

  • Horton, Emeline (American physician)

    Emeline Horton Cleveland, American physician and college professor, widely respected among her male colleagues and a strong force for professional opportunity and education for women in medicine. Emeline Horton grew up in Madison county, New York. She worked as a teacher until she could afford to

  • Horton, George Moses (American poet)

    George Moses Horton, African American poet who wrote sentimental love poems and antislavery protests. He was one of the first professional black writers in America. A slave from birth, Horton was relocated, in 1800, to a plantation near Chapel Hill, seat of the University of North Carolina, where

  • Horton, Gladys (American singer)

    Gladys Catherine Horton, American singer (born May 30, 1945, Gainesville, Fla.—died Jan. 26, 2011, Sherman Oaks, Calif.), was a founder of the all-girl singing group called the Marvelettes (previously known as the Casinyets [“can’t sing yet”] and the Marvels); she was only 15 years old when she

  • Horton, Gladys Catherine (American singer)

    Gladys Catherine Horton, American singer (born May 30, 1945, Gainesville, Fla.—died Jan. 26, 2011, Sherman Oaks, Calif.), was a founder of the all-girl singing group called the Marvelettes (previously known as the Casinyets [“can’t sing yet”] and the Marvels); she was only 15 years old when she

  • Horton, James Africanus Beale (Sierra Leonean writer)

    Sierra Leone: The arts: …the most prolific writers was James Africanus Beale Horton, who wrote books and pamphlets on politics, science, and medicine while serving as a medical officer in the British army between 1857 and 1871. A.B.C. Sibthorpe, lauded as the first Sierra Leonean historian of Sierra Leone, wrote one of the earliest…

  • Horton, Lester (American dancer and choreographer)

    Lester Horton, dancer and choreographer credited with launching the modern dance movement in Los Angeles and for establishing the country’s first racially integrated dance company. In his short career he developed a dance training technique that continued to be used by instructors into the 21st

  • Horton, Miles Gilbert (Canadian ice hockey player and entrepreneur)

    Tim Horton, Canadian professional ice hockey player and entrepreneur, who was a defenseman in the National Hockey League (NHL), helping the Toronto Maple Leafs win four Stanley Cups (1962–64, 1967), and who founded the popular North American restaurant franchise Tim Hortons. After signing with the

  • Horton, Robert E. (American engineer)

    Robert E. Horton, American hydraulic engineer and hydrologist who established a quantitative basis for the analysis of the drainage of networks of streams. The empirical rules he discovered and set forth are generally referred to as Horton’s laws. After graduating from Albion College, Albion,

  • Horton, Robert Elmer (American engineer)

    Robert E. Horton, American hydraulic engineer and hydrologist who established a quantitative basis for the analysis of the drainage of networks of streams. The empirical rules he discovered and set forth are generally referred to as Horton’s laws. After graduating from Albion College, Albion,

  • Horton, Tim (Canadian ice hockey player and entrepreneur)

    Tim Horton, Canadian professional ice hockey player and entrepreneur, who was a defenseman in the National Hockey League (NHL), helping the Toronto Maple Leafs win four Stanley Cups (1962–64, 1967), and who founded the popular North American restaurant franchise Tim Hortons. After signing with the

  • Hortonville Joint School District No. 1 v. Hortonville Education Association (law case)

    Hortonville Joint School District No. 1 v. Hortonville Education Association, case in which the U.S. Supreme Court on June 17, 1976, ruled that a Wisconsin school board had not violated the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment when it fired teachers for staging a strike that was in

  • Hortus deliciarum (work by Herrad)

    encyclopaedia: Illustrative material: …was the abbess Herrad’s 12th-century Hortus deliciarum. In many earlier encyclopaedias the illustrations were often more decorative than useful, but from the end of the 17th century the better encyclopaedias began to include engraved plates of great accuracy and some of great beauty. The Encyclopédie is particularly distinguished for its…

  • Hortus Elthamensis (work by Dillenius)

    Johann Jakob Dillenius: …produced his most notable works, Hortus Elthamensis, 2 vol. (1732), which contains descriptions and 417 drawings of plants in the Sherard Garden at Eltham, and Historia Muscorum (1741), which contains descriptions and illustrations of more than 600 species of “mosses,” an assemblage of true mosses, liverworts, lycopods, algae, lichens, and…

  • Hortus sanitatis (work by Meidenbach)

    herbal: …for example, in Jacob Meidenbach’s Hortus sanitatis (1491), is unidentifiable: a human figure, instead of the plant’s sex organs, emerges from each perianth (sepals and petals of a flower).

  • Hørup, Viggo (Danish politician)

    Viggo Hørup, Danish politician and journalist, the leading late 19th-century advocate of parliamentary government in Denmark. Hørup was the leader of the radical left opposition in the Parliament from 1876 to 1892. Also a prominent journalist, he served as editor of the liberal Morgenbladet from

  • Hørup, Viggo Lauritz Bentheim (Danish politician)

    Viggo Hørup, Danish politician and journalist, the leading late 19th-century advocate of parliamentary government in Denmark. Hørup was the leader of the radical left opposition in the Parliament from 1876 to 1892. Also a prominent journalist, he served as editor of the liberal Morgenbladet from

  • Horus (Egyptian god)

    Horus, in ancient Egyptian religion, a god in the form of a falcon whose right eye was the sun or morning star, representing power and quintessence, and whose left eye was the moon or evening star, representing healing. Falcon cults, which were in evidence from late predynastic times, were

  • Horváth, Ödön Edmund Josef von (Hungarian writer)

    Ödön Edmund Josef von Horváth, Hungarian novelist and playwright who was one of the most promising German-language dramatists of the 1930s and one of the earliest antifascist writers in Germany. Horváth, the son of a Hungarian career diplomat, attended schools in Budapest, Vienna, and Munich before

  • Horvitz, H. Robert (American biologist)

    H. Robert Horvitz, American biologist who, with Sydney Brenner and John E. Sulston, won the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 2002 for their discoveries about how genes regulate tissue and organ development via a key mechanism called programmed cell death, or apoptosis. Horvitz received a

  • Horwich, Frances Rappaport (American educator and television host)

    Frances Rappaport Horwich, American educator and television host (born July 16, 1908, Ottawa, Ohio—died July 25, 2001, Scottsdale, Ariz.), was host of the popular children’s educational television show Ding Dong School from 1952 to 1967. Horwich earned a Ph.D. in education from Northwestern U

  • Horwitz, Jerome (American actor)

    the Three Stooges: …24, 1975, Woodland Hills, California), Curly Howard (original name Jerome Horwitz; b. October 22, 1903, New York City—d. January 18, 1952, San Gabriel, California), Joe Besser (b. August 12, 1907, St. Louis, Missouri—d. March 1, 1988, North Hollywood, California), Joe DeRita (original name Joseph Wardell; b. July 12, 1909, Philadelphia—d.…

  • Horwitz, Jerome Phillip (American chemist)

    Jerome Phillip Horwitz, American chemist (born Jan. 16, 1919, Detroit, Mich.—died Sept. 6, 2012, Bloomfield township, Mich.), was credited with the synthesis of zidovudine (commonly called AZT), a drug that revolutionized the treatment of AIDS. Horwitz developed the compound as an anticancer agent

  • Horwitz, Moses (American actor)

    the Three Stooges: …23, 1955, Los Angeles, California), Moe Howard (original name Moses Horwitz; b. June 19, 1897, New York City—d. May 4, 1975, Los Angeles), Larry Fine (original name Louis Feinberg; b. October 5, 1902, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania—d. January 24, 1975, Woodland Hills, California), Curly Howard (original name Jerome Horwitz; b. October 22,…

  • Horwitz, Samuel (American actor)

    The Bank Dick: Future Three Stooges member Shemp Howard portrayed Sousè’s favourite bartender. The Bank Dick was the last film to feature Fields in a starring role. Poor health aggravated by excessive drinking relegated him to cameo appearances in subsequent films until his death in 1946. The film’s title uses a slang…

  • Hōryū Temple (temple, Ikaruga, Japan)

    Hōryū Temple, Japanese Buddhist temple complex in the town of Ikaruga, northwestern Nara ken (prefecture), west-central Honshu, Japan. One of the Seven Great Temples of Nara, the Hōryū is also the centre of the Shōtoku sect of Buddhism. The temple was one of some 48 Buddhist monuments in the area

  • Hōryū-ji (temple, Ikaruga, Japan)

    Hōryū Temple, Japanese Buddhist temple complex in the town of Ikaruga, northwestern Nara ken (prefecture), west-central Honshu, Japan. One of the Seven Great Temples of Nara, the Hōryū is also the centre of the Shōtoku sect of Buddhism. The temple was one of some 48 Buddhist monuments in the area

  • Hosanna (religion)

    Hosanna, in modern speech and liturgical usage, a cry of praise to God. It has acquired this meaning through the assumption that it was so meant by the multitude that hailed Jesus on Palm Sunday (Mark 11:9). If it was, it must already have become a Jewish liturgical cry rather far removed from its

  • hose (clothing)

    Hosiery, knit or woven coverings for the feet and legs designed to be worn inside shoes, particularly women’s stockings and tights; also socks for men, women, and children. In Great Britain, hosiery includes all types of machine-knit garments. In the 8th century bc the Greek poet Hesiod referred

  • hose (piping)

    Hose, flexible piping designed to carry liquids or gases. Early hoses were made from leather, which was never wholly satisfactory and was supplanted in the 19th century by natural rubber. Rubber layered on a pole or mandrel produced a flexible and watertight hose; the addition of canvas

  • hose level (tool)

    hand tool: Plumb line, level, and square: The hose level, first described in 1629, consisted of a length of hose fitted with a glass tube at each end. Water was added until it rose in both vertically held tubes; when the surfaces of the water in each tube were at the same height,…

  • Hose, Die (work by Sternheim)

    Carl Sternheim: …first play, Die Hose (The Underpants), was published and performed in 1911 under the title Der Riese (“The Giant”) because the Berlin police had forbidden the original title on the grounds of gross immorality. It has as its main character Theobald Maske. He and others of the Maske family…

  • hose-carrier truck

    fire engine: The basic automotive hose carrier quickly assumed its modern form; it carries a powerful pump, a large amount of hose (usually about 1,000 feet, or 300 metres), and a water tank for use where a supply of water is not available. Specialized auxiliary vehicles were also soon developed,…

  • Hosea (king of Israel)

    Hoshea, in the Old Testament (2 Kings 15:30; 17:1–6), son of Elah and last king of Israel (c. 732–724 bc). He became king through a conspiracy in which his predecessor, Pekah, was killed. The Assyrian king Tiglath-pileser III claimed that he made Hoshea king, and Hoshea paid an annual tribute to

  • Hosea (Hebrew prophet)

    Judaism: The emergence of the literary prophets: …society’s malaise was interpreted by Hosea, a prophet of the northern kingdom (Israel), as a forgetting of God (see Hosea, Book of). As a result, in his view, all authority had evaporated: the king was scoffed at, priests became hypocrites, and pleasure seeking became the order of the day. The…

  • Hosea, Book of (Old Testament)

    Book of Hosea, the first of 12 Old Testament books that bear the names of the Minor Prophets, considered as one book, The Twelve, in the Jewish canon. According to the superscription, Hosea began his prophetic activity during the reign of Jeroboam II (c. 786–746 bc). His prophetic announcements

  • Hosemann, Andreas (German theologian)

    Andreas Osiander, German theologian who helped introduce the Protestant Reformation to Nürnberg. The son of a blacksmith, Osiander was educated at Leipzig, Altenburg, and the University of Ingolstadt. Ordained in 1520, he helped reform the imperial free city of Nürnberg on strictly Lutheran

  • Hosen des Herrn von Bredow, Die (work by Alexis)

    Willibald Alexis: In the first part of Die Hosen des Herrn von Bredow (1846–48; “The Trousers of the Lord of Bredow”), Alexis reveals qualities as a humorist, though the concluding section, describing the elector Joachim’s ineffectual opposition to Luther’s teaching, strikes a more serious note. In Ruhe ist die erste Bürgerpflicht (1852;…

  • Ḥoseyn I (Ṣafavid ruler)

    Ḥusayn I, shah of Iran from 1694 to 1722, last independent ruler of the Ṣafavid dynasty, whose unfitness led to its disintegration. Ḥusayn was reared in the harem and had no knowledge of state affairs. He depleted the treasury for personal expenses and allowed the mullahs (clergy) to control the

  • Hoshana Rabba (religion)

    Sukkoth: …called by the special name Hoshana Rabba (“Great Hosanna”).

  • Hoshangabad (India)

    Hoshangabad, city, south-central Madhya Pradesh state, central India. The city lies just south of the Vindhya Range on the south bank of the Narmada River, where that river is joined by the Tawa River. Hoshangabad was founded by Sultan Hoshang Shah of Malwa in 1406, and it served as a defense

  • Hoshea (king of Israel)

    Hoshea, in the Old Testament (2 Kings 15:30; 17:1–6), son of Elah and last king of Israel (c. 732–724 bc). He became king through a conspiracy in which his predecessor, Pekah, was killed. The Assyrian king Tiglath-pileser III claimed that he made Hoshea king, and Hoshea paid an annual tribute to

  • ḥoshen (vestment)

    birthstone: …those of the breastplate (ḥoshen) of the Jewish high priest. In the 20th century the list was supplemented with a series of synthetic stones that were recommended as alternatives for some of the rarer, less-attractive, or less-durable natural stones. The natural-stone list was also expanded to make it more…

  • Ḥoshen mishpaṭ (Jewish law)

    Jacob ben Asher: …marriage and divorce; and (4) Ḥoshen mishpaṭ (“Breastplate of Judgment”), epitomizing civil and criminal law. Jacob eliminated all laws and customs that had been rendered obsolete by the destruction of the Second Temple (ad 70).

  • Hoshiarpur (India)

    Hoshiarpur, city, northeastern Punjab state, northwestern India. It is situated in an upland region just southwest of the Siwalik Range, about 25 miles (40 km) northeast of Jalandhar. The city is a manufacturing and trade centre and a rail terminus. It also lies at a major road junction. Its

  • hosiery (clothing)

    Hosiery, knit or woven coverings for the feet and legs designed to be worn inside shoes, particularly women’s stockings and tights; also socks for men, women, and children. In Great Britain, hosiery includes all types of machine-knit garments. In the 8th century bc the Greek poet Hesiod referred

  • Hosios Loukas (church, Greece)

    mosaic: Middle Byzantine mosaics: …kind, the monastery church of Hosios Loukas in Phocis and the Nea Moni on Chios (both 11th century). Similar churches are found in such widely distant places as Kiev (Hagia Sophia, 11th century) and Palermo (Martorana, c. 1150), both the products of strong Byzantine influence. The system, however, is not…

  • Hosius of Córdoba (Spanish bishop)

    Hosius Of Córdoba, Spanish bishop of Córdoba who, as ecclesiastical adviser to Emperor Constantine I, was one of the chief defenders of orthodoxy in the West against the early Donatists (q.v.). Consecrated bishop of Córdoba (c. 295), Hosius attended the Council of Elvira (Granada, c. 300) and f

  • Hosius, Stanislaus (Polish cardinal)

    Stanislaus Hosius, Polish cardinal, one of the most significant figures of the Counter-Reformation. Consecrated bishop of Chełmno, Pol., in 1549, he was transferred to East Prussia (1551), from where he conducted his campaign by convoking synods, fighting heresy, and rallying Roman Catholics. At

  • Hoskins, Bob (British actor)

    Bob Hoskins, (Robert William Hoskins), British actor (born Oct. 26, 1942, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, Eng.—died April 29, 2014, London, Eng.), epitomized working-class tough guys (albeit often those with a soft heart) in both dramas and comedies on stage, screen, and television for more than four

  • Hoskins, Robert William (British actor)

    Bob Hoskins, (Robert William Hoskins), British actor (born Oct. 26, 1942, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, Eng.—died April 29, 2014, London, Eng.), epitomized working-class tough guys (albeit often those with a soft heart) in both dramas and comedies on stage, screen, and television for more than four

  • Hoskyns, Bill (British fencer)

    Bill Hoskyns, (Henry William Furse Hoskyns), British fencer (born March 19, 1931, London, Eng.—died Aug. 4, 2013, North Perrott, Somerset, Eng.), won two Olympic silver medals in épée (as a member of the British team in 1960 and then as an individual in 1964) over the six Games in which he

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