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A city of Hawaii on the eastern coast of the island of Hawaii on Hilo Bay, an inlet of the Pacific Ocean. Settled in the 1820s by American missionaries, the city grew as a shipping port, especially for sugarcane, and as a tourist center.
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(ˈhi loʊ)

a seaport on E Hawaii island, in SE Hawaii. 35,269.
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Noun1.Hilo - a town in Hawaii on the island of HawaiiHilo - a town in Hawaii on the island of Hawaii
Aloha State, Hawaii, Hawai'i, HI - a state in the United States in the central Pacific on the Hawaiian Islands
Hawaii Island, Hawaii - the largest and southernmost of the Hawaii islands; has several volcanic peaks
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"I was born at Hilo. That's on the island of Hawaii--the biggest and best in the whole group.
"In the cool season the girls used to come down and visit me in Hilo, where Dad had two houses, one at the beach, or the three of us used to go down to our place in Puna, and that meant canoes and boats and fishing and swimming.
On May 11, the carrier revealed that it will also fly from Honolulu to Hilo, on Hawaii's Big Island.
What they fail to consider is that hilo, pagod, and putla may already be tell-tale signs of a menacing threat to public health.
Abu Hilo was moved to the Al-Aqsa Hospital in Deir al-Balah following his injury, and was later transferred to the Shifa Hospital, due to the seriousness of his condition.
It was shown that, using HiLo, FLIM measurements can be performed in the nanosecond range [14].
For access to the windward, east side of the island, Hilo Hawaiian Hotel is the best full service hotel, offering a banyan-tree lined approach, beautiful ocean views, and the backdrop of Mauna Kea in the distance.
En el presente trabajo se describe un nuevo sistema de carrete de hilo basado en el desarrollado originalmente por Miles et al.
The two campuses created a joint information page at hilo.hawaii.edu/puna-lava-flow to provide resources for students and employees to keep abreast of the lava activity and how they are working to minimize its impacts on students.