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 (hōt′n), Henry Oscar 1823-1895.
American publisher who founded (1852) the printing office that became the Houghton Mifflin Company.
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Noun1.Houghton - United States publisher who founded a printing shop that became an important book publisher (1823-1895)
2.Houghton - a town in northwest Michigan on the Upper Peninsula
Great Lakes State, Michigan, Wolverine State, MI - a midwestern state in north central United States in the Great Lakes region
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'Riverside Literature Series' of The Houghton Mifflin Co.
At the end of three working years, two of which were spent in high school and the university and one spent at writing, and all three in studying immensely and intensely, I was publishing stories in magazines such as the "Atlantic Monthly," was correcting proofs of my first book (issued by Houghton, Mifflin Co.), was selling sociological articles to "Cosmopolitan" and "McClure's," had declined an associate editorship proffered me by telegraph from New York City, and was getting ready to marry.
Quaker Houghton announced that it has agreed to acquire the operating divisions of Norman Hay plc, a private UK company that provides specialty chemicals, operating equipment, and services to industrial end markets, for a purchase price of about $98M, subject to post-closing adjustments.
Reportedly, Jenner's sister Karen Houghton already has an ailment but she still does not receive the care and attention she requires from the family, all because she does not fit the Kardashian brand and image.
M2 EQUITYBITES-August 7, 2019-Quaker Chemical, Houghton International Combine to Form Quaker Houghton
EQUESTRIAN specialist Houghton Country will soon be marking its third anniversary.
PHIL NEVILLE had to console a distraught Steph Houghton after her soft spot-kick cost England the chance of making the World Cup final.
ENGLAND captain Steph Houghton is a major doubt for tonight's World Cup quarter-final clash with Norway, manager Phil Neville has revealed.
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WHILE Morpeth's under-20 team won the gold medals at the National Cross-Country Relay Championships in Mansfield, Houghton Harriers were the pick of the rest of region's squads.