from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Hobby, Oveta Culp 1905-1995. American public official. She was the first director of the Women's Army Corps (1943-1945) and the first secretary of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (1953-1955).

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  • proper n. An English surname.


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  • Peter S. Beagle's "The Rabbi's Hobby" is not the kind of story that usually appeals to me, which makes it all the more impressive that I found it to be completely captivating.

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  • Organic Hobby is one of the largest Hobby and Toys makers/manufacturers in Japan and is also very popular for its specialty in “Anime & Manga” industry.

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  • Favorite Food: Japanese First job: the work of the runway leading SPFW: Publisher of Vogue Quality: Sincerity Defect: Persistent fear: To lose someone close for me Religion: Catholic Trip (Travel) of my dreams: New York Life Project: For sports and playing guitar (a type of guitar) obsession: to everyone a nickname Hobby: To become an actor of Music: Jack Johnson

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  • I found a local game store called Hobby Workshop and spent a lot of time there.

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  • So now I have got him a fair start, I think he will carry on the Lugger alone: I shall miss my Hobby, which is no doubt the last I shall ride in this world: but I shall also get eased of some Anxiety about the lives of a Crew for which I now feel responsible.

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  • A Bright New Boise, Samuel D. Hunter's comedy-laced drama, takes place under the glaring fluorescent lights of a big-box store called Hobby Lobby.

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  • Upstairs is a multipart installation titled Hobby, in which the artist has jigsawed various patterns into common building materials found in home-improvement stores.

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  • "Hobby" is a dumb-sounding word word, but doing something you're interested in, pursuing it on a regular basis, is seriously good for the mental health.

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  • In their publications the IRS often quotes Stamp Collecting as an example, and classifies this activity as a 'Hobby'.

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