American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Jacobs, Aletta 1854-1929. Dutch physician who opened the world's first birth control clinic in Amsterdam in 1882.
- Jacobs, Helen Hull 1908-1997. American tennis player who won the U.S. Open singles title four times (1932-1935) and the Wimbledon singles title in 1936.
- Jacobs, Jane 1916-2006. American writer whose works, including The Death and Life of Great American Cities (1961), challenge traditional theories and methods of urban planning.
- n. English writer of macabre short stories (1863-1943)
- n. Dutch physician who opened the first birth control clinic in the world in Amsterdam (1854-1929)
- n. United States writer and critic of urban planning (born in 1916)
- Cockney rhyming slang - Jacob's Cream Crackers = knackers (Wiktionary)
“ABOUT JANE JACOBS: Jacobs was a specialist in the study of cities.”
“Earlier this season, a player on the Dallas Cowboys said he was just "a big bully," a label Jacobs has had since his rowdy elementary school days in Louisiana.”
“The merchant listed next to the charge -- Brenda and Associates -- wasn't a name Jacobs recognized.”
“Tanja Jacobs is a well known actress, director, teacher and coach.”
“Irwin Jacobs was until a few days ago the CEO of Genmar, a boat-manufacturing conglomerate whose major brands include Ranger, Wellcraft, and Four Winns.”
“Genmar principal Irwin Jacobs, who until last week controlled Ranger, developed the FLW Tour as a means of hyping and selling bass boats.”
“Andy Fay and Mulligan Jacobs, is very superstitious about the new-comers, and will have nothing to do with them.”
“He called Jacobs a freak of nature, adding, "and I mean this in a positive way.”
“The alarm of the Olympia Undae Penitentiary snapped warden Jacobs from a deep sleep.”
“Harvey S. Jacobs is a real estate lawyer in the Rockville office of Joseph, Greenwald & Laake.”
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