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howe1 British & World English

A tumulus or barrow

howe2 British & World English

A hollow place; a depression

Howe, Elias British & World English

(1819–67), American inventor. In 1846 he patented the first sewing machine. Its principles were adapted by Isaac Merrit Singer and others in violation of Howe’s patent rights, and it took a seven-year litigation battle to secure the royalties

Howe, Gordie British & World English

(1928-), Canadian hockey player; full name Gordon Howe. A prolific scorer, he played for the Omaha Knights 1945–46, the Detroit Red Wings 1946–71, the Houston Aeros 1973–77, and the New England Whalers 1977–80. Hockey Hall of Fame (1972)

Lord Howe Island British & World English

A volcanic island in the SW Pacific off the east coast of Australia, administered as part of New South Wales; population 347 (2006)

Lord Howe in Lord Howe Island British & World English

A volcanic island in the SW Pacific off the east coast of Australia, administered as part of New South Wales; population 347 (2006)

Gordon Howe in Howe, Gordie British & World English

(1928-), Canadian hockey player; full name Gordon Howe. A prolific scorer, he played for the Omaha Knights 1945–46, the Detroit Red Wings 1946–71, the Houston Aeros 1973–77, and the New England Whalers 1977–80. Hockey Hall of Fame (1972)