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Howe(hou), Elias 1819-1867.
American inventor and manufacturer who designed early sewing machines (1845 and 1846) and subsequently won patent-infringement suits against a number of manufacturers, including Isaac M. Singer.
Howe, Gordon Known as "Gordie." 1928-2016.
Canadian hockey player. A right wing who played mainly for the Detroit Red Wings (1946-1971), he led the National Hockey League in scoring six times and holds the all-time record for most games played (1,767).
Howe, Irving 1920-1993.
American social critic and editor who founded the magazine Dissent (1953).
Howe, Julia Ward 1819-1910.
American writer and feminist who was active in the women's suffrage movement. She wrote "Battle Hymn of the Republic" (1862) and edited Woman's Journal (1870-1890).
Howe, Richard Earl Howe. 1726-1799.
British admiral who conducted naval operations in America (1776-1778) and defeated the French at Ushant (1794).
Howe, Sir William Fifth Viscount Howe. 1729-1814.
British general in America. Although he defeated George Washington in a number of battles, he could not force a surrender and returned to England in 1778.
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(Physical Geography) dialect Scot and Northern English a depression in the earth's surface, such as a basin or valley
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1. (Biography) Elias. 1819–67, US inventor of the sewing machine (1846)
2. (Biography) Gordon, known as Gordie. born 1928, US ice-hockey player, who scored1071 goals in a professional career lasting 32 years.
3. (Biography) Howe of Aberavon, Baron, title of (Richard Edward) Geoffrey Howe. born 1926, British Conservative politician; Chancellor of the Exchequer (1979–83); foreign secretary (1983–89); deputy prime minister (1989–90)
4. (Biography) Richard, 4th Viscount Howe. 1726–99, British admiral: served (1776–78) in the War of American Independence and commanded the Channel fleet against France, winning the Battle of the Glorious First of June (1794)
5. (Biography) his brother, William, 5th Viscount Howe. 1729–1814, British general; commander in chief (1776–78) of British forces in the War of American Independence
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1. Elias, 1819–67, U.S. inventor of the sewing machine.
2. Irving, 1920–93, U.S. social historian and literary critic.
3. Julia Ward, 1819–1910, U.S. writer and reformer.
4. William, 5th Viscount, 1729–1814, British general in the American Revolutionary War.
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|Noun||1.||Howe - United States editor (1920-1993)|
|2.||Howe - Canadian hockey player who holds the record for playing the most games (born 1928)|
|3.||Howe - United States feminist who was active in the women's suffrage movement (1819-1910)|
|4.||Howe - United States inventor who built early sewing machines and won suits for patent infringement against other manufacturers (including Isaac M. Singer) (1819-1867)|
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