Jacobs


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Ja·cobs

 (jā′kəbz), Aletta 1854-1929.
Dutch physician who was the first woman to receive a medical degree in the Netherlands and opened a birth control clinic in Amsterdam in 1882.

Jacobs

, Helen Hull 1908-1997.
American tennis player who won the US Open singles title four times (1932-1935) and the Wimbledon singles title in 1936.

Jacobs

, Jane 1916-2006.
American-born Canadian writer whose works, including The Death and Life of Great American Cities (1961), challenge traditional theories and methods of urban planning.
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2.Jacobs - United States writer and critic of urban planning (born in 1916)
3.Jacobs - Dutch physician who opened the first birth control clinic in the world in Amsterdam (1854-1929)
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The assistant-surgeon for whom Philip dressed was called Jacobs. He was a short, fat man, with an exuberant joviality, a bald head, and a loud voice; he had a cockney accent, and was generally described by the students as an `awful bounder'; but his cleverness, both as a surgeon and as a teacher, caused some of them to overlook this.
Jacobs's academy, who was considered a very unamiable character, and was much hooted after by public-spirited boys solely on the ground of his unsatisfactory moral qualities; so that Tom was not without a basis of fact to go upon.
First, he spoke freely of his intention to start shortly for Liverpool and take ship for America; a resolution which cost his good mother some pain, for, after Jacob the idiot, there was not one of her sons to whom her heart clung more than to her youngest-born, David.
After this he locked the door and called out: "I shall be with you directly, friend Jacob."
You all see Jacob Postlethwaite standing up on the stool there in disgrace.
It was settled that Kit should repair to his new abode on the next day but one, in the morning; and finally, the little old couple, after bestowing a bright half-crown on little Jacob and another on the baby, took their leaves; being escorted as far as the street by their new attendant, who held the obdurate pony by the bridle while they took their seats, and saw them drive away with a lightened heart.
And so Michael was ultimately sold to one Jacob Henderson for two thousand dollars.
Fentolin's carriage was Jacob, the coast guardsman.
Then there was poor Jacob Dodson, the half-witted boy, who ambled about cheerfully, undertaking messages and little helpful odds and ends for every one, which, however, poor Jacob managed always hopelessly to imbrangle.
The sons of Jacob had been pasturing their flocks near there.
In such a neighborhood, beyond Dockhead in the Borough of Southwark, stands Jacob's Island, surrounded by a muddy ditch, six or eight feet deep and fifteen or twenty wide when the tide is in, once called Mill Pond, but known in the days of this story as Folly Ditch.
`You must have been very slow about it, Jacob,' Scrooge observed, in a business-like manner, though with humility and deference.