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  • HF (frequency band)

    radar: Over-the-horizon radar: …the shortwave, or high-frequency (HF), portion of the radio band (from 3 to 30 MHz). The advantage of the HF band is that radio waves of these frequencies are refracted (bent) by the ionosphere so that the waves return to the Earth’s surface at long distances beyond the horizon,…

  • HF OTH radar

    Robert Morris Page: …the first successful demonstration of high-frequency over-the-horizon (HF OTH) radar, whose propagating waves are refracted by the Earth’s ionosphere. The detection of ships, aircraft, and ballistic missiles was thereby extended out to about 3,200 km (2,000 miles), approximately 10 times the range of microwave radars, which are limited to the…

  • HF/DF (radio technology)

    direction finder: …these devices were known as HF/DF, or Huff Duff. The use of HF/DF is given much credit, along with microwave radar and Ultra (a project for decoding encrypted German military messages), for the eventual defeat of the very serious German submarine threat.

  • HFC

    Hydrofluorocarbon (HFC), any of several organic compounds composed of hydrogen, fluorine, and carbon. HFCs are produced synthetically and are used primarily as refrigerants. They became widely used for this purpose beginning in the late 1980s, with the introduction of the Montreal Protocol, which

  • HFFI (United States government program)

    food desert: Improving access to healthy foods: Barack Obama proposed the Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI), which encouraged retailers to bring healthy foods to impoverished urban and rural communities. A large share of subsequent funding for HFFI went to community-development financial institutions for lending to food retailers in food deserts.

  • HFHI (philanthropic organization)

    Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI), Christian ministry that builds and renovates housing for families in need. HFHI was founded in 1976 by American philanthropist Millard Dean Fuller and his wife, Linda Fuller. The group gained wide recognition because of the involvement of former president

  • HFI (pathology)

    metabolic disease: Galactose and fructose disorders: Hereditary fructose intolerance (HFI) is caused by a deficiency of the liver enzyme fructose-1-phosphate aldolase. Symptoms of HFI appear after the ingestion of fructose and thus present later in life than do those of galactosemia. Fructose is present in fruits, table sugar (sucrose), and infant…

  • HFLS 3 (galaxy)

    Herschel: Herschel discovered a galaxy, HFLS 3, that was forming stars at a rate more than 2,000 times that of the Milky Way even though HFLS 3 was observed only 880 million years after the big bang; accepted theories of galaxy formation could not explain how such a massive and…

  • HFPA

    Golden Globe Award: …awards presented annually by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) in recognition of outstanding achievement in motion pictures and television during the previous year. Within the entertainment industry, the Golden Globes are considered second in importance both to the Academy Awards (for film) and to the Emmy Awards (for television),…

  • Hfr cell (biology)

    episome: …(such a cell is designated Hfr). F+ and Hfr cells act as donors during conjugation, a mating process in certain bacteria (e.g., Escherichia, Salmonella, Serratia, Pseudomonas). During conjugation, cells lacking the episome (called F- cells) may receive either the episome (from an F+ cell) or the episome plus the chromosomal…

  • HFRS (pathology)

    hantavirus: …first group is known as hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS). These illnesses typically develop within 1 to 2 weeks of exposure (sometimes later) and are characterized by acute fever, severe headache, blurred vision, and nausea. Severe forms, such as those involving Dobrava virus or Hantaan virus, can result in…

  • HFV (infectious agent)

    hepatitis: Hepatitis F and G: …water are attributed to the hepatitis F virus (HFV), which was first reported in 1994. Another virus isolated in 1996, the hepatitis G virus (HGV), is believed to be responsible for a large number of sexually transmitted and bloodborne cases of hepatitis. HGV causes acute and chronic forms of the…

  • Hg (chemical element)

    Mercury (Hg), chemical element, liquid metal of Group 12 (IIb, or zinc group) of the periodic table. atomic number 80 atomic weight 200.59 melting point −38.87 °C (−37.97 °F) boiling point 356.9 °C (674 °F) specific gravity 13.5 at 20 °C (68 °F) valence 1, 2 electron configuration 2-8-18-32-18-2 or

  • HGH

    Growth hormone (GH), peptide hormone secreted by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland. It stimulates the growth of essentially all tissues of the body, including bone. GH is synthesized and secreted by anterior pituitary cells called somatotrophs, which release between one and two milligrams of

  • HGI (geology)

    coal utilization: Grindability: …is used to calculate the Hardgrove grindability index (HGI). The index is used as a guideline for sizing the grinding equipment in a coal-preparation plant.

  • HGP (scientific project)

    Human Genome Project (HGP), an international collaboration that successfully determined, stored, and rendered publicly available the sequences of almost all the genetic content of the chromosomes of the human organism, otherwise known as the human genome. The Human Genome Project (HGP), which

  • HGPS (pathology)

    progeria: …major types of progeria are Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome (HGPS), which has its onset in early childhood, and Werner syndrome (adult progeria), which occurs later in life. A third condition, Hallerman-Streiff-François syndrome, is characterized by the presence of progeria in combination with dwarfism and other features of abnormal growth. Progeria is…

  • HGTV (American company)

    Television in the United States: The 1990s: the loss of shared experience: …home improvement and gardening (Home and Garden Television [HGTV]), comedy (Comedy Central), documentaries (Discovery Channel), animals (Animal Planet), and a host of other interests. The Golf Channel and the Game Show Network were perhaps the most emblematic of how far target programming could go during this era. By the…

  • HGV (infectious agent)

    hepatitis: Hepatitis F and G: …virus isolated in 1996, the hepatitis G virus (HGV), is believed to be responsible for a large number of sexually transmitted and bloodborne cases of hepatitis. HGV causes acute and chronic forms of the disease and often infects persons already infected with HCV.

  • HH index (economics)

    Herfindahl-Hirschman index (HHI), in economics and finance, a measure of the competitiveness of an industry in terms of the market concentration of its participants. Developed by the American economist Orris C. Herfindahl and the German economist Albert O. Hirschman, it is based on the following

  • HH object (astronomy)

    star cluster: OB and T associations: …related variables, nonvariable stars, and Herbig-Haro objects—small nebulosities 10,000 astronomical units in diameter, each containing several starlike condensations in configurations similar to the Trapezium, Theta Orionis, in the sword of Orion. These objects are considered to be star groups at the very beginning of life.

  • HHI (economics)

    Herfindahl-Hirschman index (HHI), in economics and finance, a measure of the competitiveness of an industry in terms of the market concentration of its participants. Developed by the American economist Orris C. Herfindahl and the German economist Albert O. Hirschman, it is based on the following

  • HHMI (philanthropic foundation, Chevy Chase, Maryland, United States)

    Hughes Medical Institute, American philanthropic foundation, established in 1953 by the aviator and industrialist Howard Hughes. From its offices in Chevy Chase, Md., the organization subsidizes biomedical research at hospitals and universities throughout the United States, chiefly in genetics,

  • HHS (United States government)

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, executive division of the U.S. federal government responsible for carrying out government programs and policies relating to human health, welfare, and income security. Established in 1980 when responsibility for education was removed from the Department

  • Hi dhe shpuzë (work by Frashëri)

    Albanian literature: …Mid’hat Frashëri, who subsequently wrote Hi dhe shpuzë (1915; “Ashes and Embers”), a book of short stories and reflections of a didactic nature.

  • Hi Records

    In the early 1970s Memphis’s chain of racially mixed musics made by integrated musicians—from the output of Sun Records to that of Stax/Volt and Chips Moman’s American Sound Studios—was broken, largely as a consequence of urban blight and the coalition-splintering shock of the assassination of

  • Hi Records (American record label)

    Hi Records, American record label founded in 1957 by guitarist Ray Harris and Memphis record store owner Joe Cuoghi. Through its first decade, Hi carved a niche for itself in the pop market with instrumental hits by Elvis Presley’s former bassist Bill Black (b. Sept. 17, 1926, Memphis, Tenn.—d.

  • Hi‘iaka (astronomy)

    Haumea: The larger moon, Hi‘iaka, is named after the goddess of the island of Hawaii and of the hula, while the smaller moon, Namaka, is named after a water spirit. Hi‘iaka and Namaka have orbital periods of 49 and 18 days and masses about 0.5 and 0.05 percent that…

  • hi-fi system

    phonograph: …what is known as a high-fidelity sound system.

  • hi-hat (musical instrument)

    cymbal: …foot pedal (as in the hi-hat) and may be brushed or struck in the closed or open position, or a single cymbal may be struck with a brush or a hard- or soft-ended drumstick. From the late 20th century, some composers specified using a bow to sound a cymbal. Additional…

  • Hi-no-kami (Japanese deity)

    Ho-musubi, in the Shintō religion of Japan, a god of fire. His mother, the female creator Izanami, was fatally burned giving birth to him; and his father, Izanagi, cut him into pieces, creating several new gods. The fire god is revered as a purificatory agent as much as out of fear for his

  • Hialeah (Florida, United States)

    Hialeah, city, Miami-Dade county, southeastern Florida, U.S. It lies on the Miami Canal, just northwest of Miami. The area was originally inhabited by Tequesta and later by Seminole Indians. Settled in 1921 by aviation pioneer Glenn Curtiss and Missouri cattleman James H. Bright, the name is

  • Hialeah Park (race track, Hialeah, Florida, United States)

    Hialeah: The Hialeah Park horse-racing track (opened 1925) became famous for its elaborate landscaping and flamingos. Everglades National Park is about 15 miles (25 km) southwest of the city. Inc. 1925. Pop. (2000) 226,419; (2010) 224,669.

  • hiatus (prosody)

    Hiatus, in prosody, a break in sound between two vowels that occur together without an intervening consonant, both vowels being clearly enunciated. The two vowels may be either within one word, as in the words Vienna and naive, or the final and initial vowels of two successive words, as in the

  • Hiawatha (legendary Onondaga chief)

    Hiawatha, (Ojibwa: “He Makes Rivers”), a legendary chief (c. 1450) of the Onondaga tribe of North American Indians, to whom Indian tradition attributes the formation of what became known as the Iroquois Confederacy. In his miraculous character, Hiawatha was the incarnation of human progress and

  • Hiba arborvitae (plant)

    False arborvitae, (Thujopsis dolabrata), ornamental and timber evergreen tree or shrub of the cypress family (Cupressaceae), native to Japan. It is closely related to the arborvitae (q.v.) but has larger leaves, marked on the underside with depressed white bands. The trees are often 35 metres (115

  • Hibbard, Hall (American engineer)

    P-38: …satisfy the requirement, and designers Hall Hibbard and Kelly Johnson designed the P-38 around a pair of liquid-cooled in-line Allison engines, turbo-supercharged for high-altitude performance. For the airframe they adopted a unique “twin-boom” configuration, in which pilot and armament were contained in a central pod and the engines were mounted…

  • Hibbat Zion (Zionist organization)

    Leo Pinsker: …a newly formed Zionist group, Ḥibbat Ẕiyyon (“Love of Zion”), made him one of its leaders. In 1884 he convened the Kattowitz (Katowice, Pol.) Conference, which established a permanent committee with headquarters in Odessa. Although Ḥibbat Ẕiyyon (later Ḥovevei Ẕiyyon [“Lovers of Zion”]) was crippled by lack of funds, it…

  • Hibbat Ziyyon (Zionist organization)

    Leo Pinsker: …a newly formed Zionist group, Ḥibbat Ẕiyyon (“Love of Zion”), made him one of its leaders. In 1884 he convened the Kattowitz (Katowice, Pol.) Conference, which established a permanent committee with headquarters in Odessa. Although Ḥibbat Ẕiyyon (later Ḥovevei Ẕiyyon [“Lovers of Zion”]) was crippled by lack of funds, it…

  • Hibbert Journal (British magazine)

    history of publishing: Britain: …the scholarly type were the Hibbert Journal (1902–70), a nonsectarian quarterly for the discussion of religion, philosophy, sociology, and the arts; the Times Literary Supplement (founded 1902), important for the completeness of its coverage of all aspects of books and bibliographical matters; International Affairs (founded 1922), the journal of Chatham…

  • Hibbert, Eleanor Alice (British author)

    Eleanor Alice Hibbert, (VICTORIA HOLT; JEAN PLAIDY), British novelist (born 1906/1910?, London, England—died Jan. 18, 1993, at sea between Athens, Greece, and Port Said, Egypt), published more than 200 popular romance novels under half a dozen pseudonyms. Although some critics dismissed her work a

  • Hibbert, Frederick (Jamaican singer)

    Toots and the Maytals: The members were Toots Hibbert (original name Frederick Hibbert; b. 1946, Maypen, Jamaica), Nathaniel (“Jerry”) Matthias (or McCarthy; b. c. 1945, Jamaica), and Henry (“Raleigh”) Gordon (b. c. 1945, Jamaica).

  • Hibbert, Oscar (Jamaican singer)

    Junior Delgado, (Oscar Hibbert), Jamaican reggae singer (born Aug. 25, 1958, Kingston, Jam.—died April 11, 2005, London, Eng.), was celebrated for his distinctively gruff voice, which imbued his recordings with a feeling of anguish. He recorded his first hit, “Reaction,” in 1973 as a member of t

  • Hibbert, Toots (Jamaican singer)

    Toots and the Maytals: The members were Toots Hibbert (original name Frederick Hibbert; b. 1946, Maypen, Jamaica), Nathaniel (“Jerry”) Matthias (or McCarthy; b. c. 1945, Jamaica), and Henry (“Raleigh”) Gordon (b. c. 1945, Jamaica).

  • Hibbertia (plant genus)

    Dilleniaceae: …this is especially true of Hibbertia. Some species of Hibbertia are plants of dry and open habitats; they have very reduced leaves and flattened stems that are the main photosynthetic organ of the plant. Hibbertia also has exceptionally variable flowers. In general, flowers of Dilleniaceae lack nectaries and are probably…

  • Hibbertia scandens (plant)

    Dilleniaceae: … are grown as ornamentals, especially H. scandens, a woody vine with yellow ill-smelling flowers, which is grown mainly in warm areas or in greenhouses.

  • Hibbing (Minnesota, United States)

    Hibbing, city, St. Louis county, northeastern Minnesota, U.S. It lies on the Mesabi Range, in a forest and lake region, about 70 miles (115 km) northwest of Duluth. Settled in 1892 when iron ore was discovered, it was laid out the following year and named for its founder, Frank Hibbing, a timber

  • Hibbler, Albert (American singer)

    Albert Hibbler, (“Al”), American singer (born Aug. 16, 1915, Tyro, Miss.—died April 24, 2001, Chicago, Ill.), rose to fame with the Duke Ellington band (1943–51), singing some of composer Ellington’s most enduring songs—“I’m Just a Lucky So and So,” “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore,” and “Do N

  • Hibbur ha-Meshihah ve-ha-Tishboret (work by Abraham bar Hiyya)

    Abraham bar Hiyya: …which, in its Latin translation, Liber Embadorum (1145), became a principal textbook in western European schools. Other notable works by Abraham include the philosophical treatise Hegyon ha-Nefesh ha-Aẓuva (Meditation of the Sad Soul), which dealt with the nature of good and evil, ethical conduct, and repentance; and Megillat ha-Megalleh (“Scroll…

  • Hiberio

    Hibernia, in ancient geography, one of the names by which Ireland was known to Greek and Roman writers. Other names were Ierne, Iouernia and (H)iberio. All these are adaptations of a stem from which Erin and Eire are also derived. The island was known to the Romans through the reports of traders,

  • hibernaculum (hibernation den)

    snake: Dormant periods: …and far between, and good hibernacula (dens used for hibernation) are recognized over generations and are utilized year after year, with snakes of several different species often sharing a den. It is likely that snakes, like sea turtles, can migrate by using celestial or geomagnetic cues. Scent trails, most commonly…

  • hibernal solstice (astronomy)

    Winter solstice, the two moments during the year when the path of the Sun in the sky is farthest south in the Northern Hemisphere (December 21 or 22) and farthest north in the Southern Hemisphere (June 20 or 21). At the winter solstice the Sun travels the shortest path through the sky, and that day

  • hibernation (zoology)

    Hibernation, a state of greatly reduced metabolic activity and lowered body temperature adopted by certain mammals as an adaptation to adverse winter conditions. A brief treatment of hibernation follows. For full treatment, see dormancy. The term hibernation is commonly applied to all types of

  • Hibernia

    Hibernia, in ancient geography, one of the names by which Ireland was known to Greek and Roman writers. Other names were Ierne, Iouernia and (H)iberio. All these are adaptations of a stem from which Erin and Eire are also derived. The island was known to the Romans through the reports of traders,

  • Hibernicus, Oceanus (sea, Atlantic Ocean)

    Irish Sea, arm of the North Atlantic Ocean that separates Ireland from Great Britain. The Irish Sea is bounded by Scotland on the north, England on the east, Wales on the south, and Ireland on the west. The sea is connected with the Atlantic by the North Channel between Northern Ireland and

  • Hiberno-Saxon style (art)

    Hiberno-Saxon style, in Western visual arts, the decorative vocabulary that resulted from the interaction of the Irish, or Hibernians, and the Anglo-Saxons of southern England during the 7th century. Irish monks sailed to northern England in 635, taking with them an ancient Celtic decorative

  • Hiberus River (river, Spain)

    Ebro River, river, the longest in Spain. The Ebro rises in springs at Fontibre near Reinosa in the Cantabrian Mountains, in the Cantabria province of northern Spain. It flows for 565 miles (910 km) in a southeasterly course to its delta on the Mediterranean coast in Tarragona province, midway

  • Hibis (oasis, Egypt)

    Al-Wāḥāt al-Khārijah, oasis in the Libyan (Western) Desert, part of Al-Wādī al-Jadīd (“New Valley”) muḥāfaẓah (governorate), in south-central Egypt. It is situated about 110 miles (180 km) west-southwest of Najʿ Ḥammādī, to which it is linked by railroad. The name Wāḥāt al-Khārijah means “Outer

  • hibiscus (plant)

    Hibiscus, (genus Hibiscus), genus of numerous species of herbs, shrubs, and trees in the mallow family (Malvaceae) that are native to warm temperate and tropical regions. Several are cultivated as ornamentals for their showy flowers, and a number are useful as fibre plants. The leaves are often

  • Hibiscus (plant)

    Hibiscus, (genus Hibiscus), genus of numerous species of herbs, shrubs, and trees in the mallow family (Malvaceae) that are native to warm temperate and tropical regions. Several are cultivated as ornamentals for their showy flowers, and a number are useful as fibre plants. The leaves are often

  • Hibiscus abelmoschus (plant, Abelmoschus species)

    Musk mallow, (Abelmoschus moschatus), annual or biennial plant of the mallow family (Malvaceae), native to India. Musk mallow is cultivated for its seeds, which are used in perfumes as a replacement for musk, and is a source of an essential oil that is used in traditional medicine and to flavour

  • Hibiscus cannabinus (plant)

    Kenaf, (species Hibiscus cannabinus), fast-growing plant of the hibiscus, or mallow, family (Malvaceae) and its fibre, one of the bast fibre group. It is used mainly as a jute substitute. The plant grows wild in Africa, where the fibre is sometimes known as Guinea hemp, and has been cultivated on

  • Hibiscus esculentus (plant)

    Okra, (Abelmoschus esculentus), herbaceous hairy annual plant of the mallow family (Malvaceae) and its edible fruit. It is native to the tropics of the Eastern Hemisphere and is widely cultivated or naturalized in the tropics and subtropics of the Western Hemisphere. Only the tender unripe fruit is

  • hibiscus family (plant family)

    Malvaceae, the hibiscus, or mallow, family (order Malvales) containing some 243 genera and at least 4,225 species of herbs, shrubs, and trees. Representatives occur in all except the coldest parts of the world but are most numerous in the tropics. A number of species are economically important,

  • Hibiscus moschatus (plant, Abelmoschus species)

    Musk mallow, (Abelmoschus moschatus), annual or biennial plant of the mallow family (Malvaceae), native to India. Musk mallow is cultivated for its seeds, which are used in perfumes as a replacement for musk, and is a source of an essential oil that is used in traditional medicine and to flavour

  • hibiscus order (plant order)

    Malvales, medium-sized order, known as the Hibiscus or mallow order, mostly of woody plants, consisting of 10 families, 338 genera, and about 6,000 species. The plants grow in various habitats throughout much of the world, and a number of members are important commercially. In the Angiosperm

  • Hibiscus rosa-sinensis (plant)

    hibiscus: Major species: The tropical Chinese hibiscus, or China rose (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis), which may reach a height of 4.5 metres (15 feet), rarely exceeds 2 metres (6.5 feet) in cultivation. It is grown for its large somewhat bell-shaped blossoms. Cultivated varieties have red, white, yellow, or orange flowers. The East…

  • Hibiscus sabdariffa (plant)

    Roselle, (Hibiscus sabdariffa), plant of the hibiscus, or mallow, family (Malvaceae), and its fibre, one of the bast fibre group. Roselle is probably native to West Africa and includes H. sabdariffa variety altissima, grown for fibre, and H. sabdariffa variety sabdariffa, cultivated for the edible

  • Hibiscus schizopetalus (plant)

    hibiscus: Major species: The East African hibiscus (H. schizopetalus), a drooping shrub with deeply lobed red petals, is often grown in hanging baskets indoors.

  • Hibiscus syriacus (plant, Hibiscus species)

    Rose of Sharon, (Hibiscus syriacus, or Althaea syriaca), shrub or small tree, in the hibiscus, or mallow, family (Malvaceae), native to eastern Asia but widely planted as an ornamental for its showy flowers. It can attain a height of 3 metres (10 feet) and generally assumes a low-branching

  • hibonite (mineral)

    meteorite: Matrix: …olivine, corundum, spinel, chromite, and hibonite.

  • Ḥibr, al- (Companion of Muḥammad)

    ʿAbd Allāh ibn al-ʿAbbās, a Companion of the prophet Muḥammad, one of the greatest scholars of early Islām, and the first exegete of the Qurʾān. In the early struggles for the caliphate, Ibn ʿAbbās supported ʿAlī and was rewarded with the governorship of Baṣra. Subsequently he defected and withdrew

  • Hicaz Demiryolu (railway, Middle East)

    Hejaz Railway, railroad between Damascus, Syria, and Medina (now in Saudi Arabia), one of the principal railroads of the Ottoman Turkish Empire. Its main line was constructed in 1900–08, ostensibly to facilitate pilgrimages to the Muslims’ holy places in Arabia but in fact also to strengthen

  • hiccough (physiology)

    Hiccup, spasmodic contraction of the diaphragm (the muscular partition separating the chest cavity from the abdominal cavity) which causes a sudden intake of breath that is involuntarily cut off by closure of the glottis (the opening between the vocal cords), thus producing a characteristic s

  • hiccup (physiology)

    Hiccup, spasmodic contraction of the diaphragm (the muscular partition separating the chest cavity from the abdominal cavity) which causes a sudden intake of breath that is involuntarily cut off by closure of the glottis (the opening between the vocal cords), thus producing a characteristic s

  • Hicetas (Greek philosopher)

    heliocentrism: … the Greek philosophers Philolaus and Hicetas speculated separately that the Earth was a sphere revolving daily around some mystical “central fire” that regulated the universe. Two centuries later, Aristarchus of Samos extended this idea by proposing that the Earth and other planets moved around a definite central object, which he…

  • Hichilema, Hakainde (Zambian politician)

    Zambia: Zambia in the 21st century: …garnered by his nearest competitor, Hakainde Hichilema of the United Party for National Development (UPND). Lungu was sworn in as president on January 25.

  • hichiriki (musical instrument)

    Hichiriki, Japanese short, double-reed wind instrument, similar to the oboe. The present Japanese form is about 18 cm (7 inches) long and has seven finger holes on the front of the instrument and two thumb holes on the back. It is made of internally lacquered bamboo and wrapped with bands of cherry

  • Hick, Graeme Ashley (Zimbabwean cricketer)

    cricket: Zimbabwe: …world by beating Australia, yet Graeme Hick, arguably the country’s best batsman, left shortly thereafter to play for England.

  • Hick, John (British philosopher)

    Christianity: Faith and reason: … (developed by the British philosopher John Hick) refers to the way in which an object, event, or situation is experienced as having a particular character or meaning such that to experience it in this manner involves being in a dispositional state to behave in relation to the object or event,…

  • Hickenlooper, John (American politician)

    Michael Bennet: …Denver (later governor of Colorado), John Hickenlooper, who named him his chief of staff in 2003. Two years later Bennet became superintendent of Denver Public Schools, and he garnered notice for helping turn around the failing system. In 2009, when Ken Salazar left the U.S. Senate to become secretary of…

  • Hickenlooper, Lucy Mary Olga Agnes (American musician)

    Olga Samaroff, American pianist who also found a successful and varied career as a music educator. At age 14, Olga Hickenlooper, who had taken piano lessons from her mother and her grandmother (the latter a concert pianist of some note), went to Paris to continue her studies. A year later she

  • Hickey, James Aloysius Cardinal (American cardinal)

    James Aloysius Cardinal Hickey, American Roman Catholic prelate (born Oct. 11, 1920, Midland, Mich.—died Oct. 24, 2004, Washington, D.C.), held to conservative theological policies while serving (1980–2000) as archbishop of Washington, D.C. During his tenure Hickey also took activist roles in s

  • Hickey, Margarita (Spanish author)

    Spanish literature: Women writers: …wrote for the public stage: Margarita Hickey and María Rosa Gálvez were both quite successful, with the former producing translations of Jean Racine and Voltaire and the latter composing some 13 original plays from opera and light comedy to high tragedy. Gálvez’s Moratín-style comedy Los figurones literarios (1804; “The Literary…

  • Hicklin v. Regina (British law case [1868])

    Sir Alexander James Edmund Cockburn, 10th Baronet: …landmark definition of obscenity (Regina v. Hicklin, 1868), in which he stated the test of obscenity as, “whether the tendency of the matter charged as obscenity is to deprave and corrupt those whose minds are open to such influences, and into whose hands a publication of this sort may…

  • Hickman, Clarence N. (American scientist)

    rocket and missile system: The bazooka: Beginning in mid-1940, Clarence N. Hickman, who had worked with Robert Goddard during World War I, supervised the development of a refined design of the hand-launched rocket. The new rocket, about 20 inches (50 centimetres) long, 2.36 inches in diameter, and weighing 3.5 pounds, was fired from a…

  • Hickman, Jonathan (American writer and cartoonist)

    Marvel Comics: The Marvel universe: …Michael Bendis (Daredevil, The Avengers), Jonathan Hickman (Fantastic Four), and Ed Brubaker (Captain America), became well known for their mature and sometimes controversial takes on Marvel’s characters. The 2010s saw the emergence of another new wave of talent, with writer Matt Fraction and artist David Aja turning in a visually…

  • Hickok, James Butler (American frontiersman)

    Wild Bill Hickok, American frontiersman, army scout, and lawman who helped bring order to the frontier West. His reputation as a gunfighter gave rise to legends and tales about his life. He was one of the early “heroes of the West” popularized in the dime novels of the late 19th and early 20th

  • Hickok, Wild Bill (American frontiersman)

    Wild Bill Hickok, American frontiersman, army scout, and lawman who helped bring order to the frontier West. His reputation as a gunfighter gave rise to legends and tales about his life. He was one of the early “heroes of the West” popularized in the dime novels of the late 19th and early 20th

  • hickory (plant)

    Hickory, any of about 18 species of deciduous timber and nut-producing trees that constitute the genus Carya of the walnut family (Juglandaceae). About 15 species of hickory are native to eastern North America, and 3 to eastern Asia. Fossil remains identifiable as belonging to the genus are found

  • Hickory (North Carolina, United States)

    Hickory, city, Catawba county, west-central North Carolina, U.S. It lies near the Catawba River (there dammed to form Lake Hickory) just east of the Appalachian foothills and about 60 miles (100 km) northwest of Charlotte. A store was established on the site in 1846 at the junction of two

  • hickory nut (plant)

    hickory: The fruit is an egg-shaped nut enclosed in a fleshy husk that splits into four woody valves as it matures.

  • hickory shad (fish)

    shad: cepedianum), also called hickory shad and fall herring, ranges through the southern United States. Others are found in the Indo-Pacific and Australian waters. None is of particular economic value.

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  • Hickox, Richard (British conductor)

    Richard Hickox, British conductor (born March 5, 1948, Stokenchurch, Buckinghamshire, Eng.—died Nov. 23, 2008, Cardiff, Wales), was noted for his promotion of English composers, his success as a choral conductor, and his prodigious output of more than 300 classical recordings. Hickox studied organ

  • Hicks and Sawyer Minstrels (American theatrical company)

    minstrel show: …number of these, including the Hicks and Sawyer Minstrels, had black owners and managers. Some, such as Callendar’s Consolidated Spectacular Colored Minstrels, were popular in both the United States and Britain in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Initially these shows were staged by all-male companies that included male…

  • Hicks Beach, Sir Michael Edward, 9th Baronet (British statesman)

    Sir Michael Edward Hicks Beach, 9th Baronet, British Conservative statesman who was chancellor of the Exchequer (1885–86, 1895–1902). The son of Sir Michael Hicks Beach, 8th Baronet, he was educated at Eton and at Christ Church College, Oxford. Succeeding as 9th baronet in 1854, Hicks Beach became

  • Hicks, Bill (American stand-up comedian)

    Bill Hicks, American stand-up comedian who was considered a “comedian’s comedian” and who was a star in Britain, though he never experienced wide success in the United States during his career in the 1980s and early 1990s. His life was cut short at age 32 by pancreatic cancer, but in death his

  • Hicks, Dan (American musician)

    Dan Hicks, (Daniel Ivan Hicks), American musician (born Dec. 9, 1941, Little Rock, Ark.—died Feb. 6, 2016, Mill Valley, Calif.), was the founder, leader, and principal songwriter of Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks, an acoustic band that played an eccentric mix of folk, jazz, swing, and country music

  • Hicks, Daniel Ivan (American musician)

    Dan Hicks, (Daniel Ivan Hicks), American musician (born Dec. 9, 1941, Little Rock, Ark.—died Feb. 6, 2016, Mill Valley, Calif.), was the founder, leader, and principal songwriter of Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks, an acoustic band that played an eccentric mix of folk, jazz, swing, and country music

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