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  • proper n. any of several placenames in Germany and Switzerland
  • proper n. a habitational surname derived from these placenames


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  • The Department of Defense announced today that Spc. Craig S. Ivory, 26, of Port Matilda, Pa., died on Aug. 17 in Homberg University Hospital,

    Gulf War II

  • Meanwhile, on Dec. 6, Quittenbaum of Munich will offer the miniature vase and lamp collection of collector Eva Homberg, who spent 30 years assembling a remarkable group of 19th-century, early 20th-century pieces by French glassmaker Daum Frères.

    Big Things in Little Packages

  • And he left, his hand coming up to tip the Homberg to her.

    Bottled Spider

  • At a synod of the higher dignitaries of the regular and secular clergy at Homberg in

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 7: Gregory XII-Infallability

  • They were of an unpleasant greenish tint which did not match the green Homberg hat he wore.

    Happy Pollyooly The Rich Little Poor Girl

  • A sun-burnt, coarse-looking man, in a huge cocked hat, with a quantity of gold lace on his clothes, seemed to fix all attention; he was pointed out as the French General Homberg, or Sarrazin.

    Richard Lovell Edgeworth

  • Moreover he could not tolerate the idea that the mass of those who remained outside this community, and who were looked upon, according to the Homberg scheme, as heathens, should be left to their fate, without preachers of the Word, and above all, without either baptism or the Christian education of their children.

    Life of Martin Luther

  • Octave Homberg and Fernand Jousselin (Plon-Nourrit, Paris, 1904), is rather disappointing.

    Historical Mysteries

  • Homberg and Jousselin, in their recent work, [42] declare that among d'Éon's papers, which lay for a century in the back shop of a

    Historical Mysteries

  • And the sole remaining one, who looked in that extraordinary moment from that balcony, filled with youth and beauty, and tenderly-beating hearts, is our Princess Elizabeth, the most senior of them all, who, after becoming the landgravine of Hesse Homberg, has herself returned a widow to her country, which is indeed happy to receive back the honored mourner.

    The Scottish Chiefs


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