from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Hooke, Robert 1635-1703. English physicist, inventor, and mathematician who formulated the theory of planetary movement.
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- proper n. A surname derived from hook, as an occupational or topographical name or a nickname.
- proper n. Robert Hooke (1635 – 1703), an English polymath who played an important role in the scientific revolution, through both experimental and theoretical work. His best remembered contribution was the discovery of the biological cell.
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- n. English scientist who formulated the law of elasticity and proposed a wave theory of light and formulated a theory of planetary motion and proposed the inverse square law of gravitational attraction and discovered the cellular structure of cork and introduced the term `cell' into biology and invented a balance spring for watches (1635-1703)
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Robert Hooke is one of the most neglected natural philosophers of all time.
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For Boyle and Hooke, that is, a world without laws is not only possible, our world was such a world for a time.
We aint lyin to yall, Talkin bout the cells man (cells man) [Verse 1 - Tim] Last name Hooke, first name
Last name Hooke, first name Robert Took cork cells, and thought it was something to play with
We aint lyin to yall, Talkin bout the cells man (cells man) [Verse 1 - Tim] Last name Hooke, first name Robert Took cork cells, and thought it was something to play with Started off slow, but thanks to all the lenses We know cell parts on a first name basis You can say we were wrong (we know) Wrote a rough draft that read like a final Who knew that world-wide fame would be outcome Everybody wants his name beside X like
Further investigation suggested that my "Hooke" portrait might have been one of a series of paintings of distinguished scientists, by an unknown artist, commissioned for the invalid intellectual Lady Conway by Van Helmont's son, Francis Mercury van Helmont.
Matthew Conry, a real-estate agent with the Carlow-based Dawson agency, says 12 units on this ghost estate have recently sold through joint agents Dawson and Hooke & MacDonald.
Hooke, Director of the Policy Program at the American Meteorology Society in Washington, said, You want to be very sensitive to the sacrifices of the people who have been displaced, the people who have been hurt and, I think, take an extra measure of reaching out to them, not just at the state level, because the state has been clobbered by the BP oil spill and by Katrina and everything else.
This is something that longtime weather watcher William Hooke finds troubling.