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

  • A city of southeast Louisiana on the Intracoastal Waterway southwest of New Orleans. It is a processing center for seafood and sugar. Population: 32,700.


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  • Hope you and your family, as well as your in-laws (I recall you mentioning they're in Houma?) will be safe.

    Your Right Hand Thief

  • So this video (especially the shower scene) goes out to the Daiquiri grotto on W. Park Ave in Houma:

    Your Right Hand Thief

  • One night at a daiquiri place in Houma, Lovely and I waited an hour to hear "Body Language" come on the jukebox.

    Your Right Hand Thief

  • The benefits of medication are partly what led the 56-year-old Pantoliano to stop in Houma recently, accompanied by Ken Johnson, senior vice president of Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, known as PhRMA.

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  • So let's remember Terrebone and Lafourche parishes and the Houma Nation, and let us show them the same generosity and attention they showed us after Katrina (many New Orleanians, including myself, lived in Houma for a while during the Katrina aftermath).

    Archive 2008-09-01

  • Dr. Plauche 'was born in Houma, Louisiana in 1933, and was educated in medicine at LSU.

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  • Robert Page, a Houma, La. -based insurance agent and president-elect of the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents, said the owners of three large apartment complexes in Houma recently dropped their wind and hail coverage after their premiums doubled.

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • DULAC CHARTERS Dulac, Louisiana, 985-563-2843 The four partners in Dulac Charters — Leland Ledet and his son Lance, Danny Ayo, and Blaine Townsend — are all excellent, experienced guides, and the almost limitless marsh system they cover, south of Houma, is nothing short of redfish paradise.

    Flyfishing for Redfish on the Flats from Texas to Florida

  • Then was heard the crashing plunging sound of the paddle-wheels as they beat the brown water, and then the ringing of the bell, and the shouts of command passing from captain to mate, and from mate to "deck hands," and in five minutes after, the "Houma" -- Red River-boat, -- lay side by side with the old "Sultana."

    The Quadroon Adventures in the Far West

  • Houma, which is southwest of New Orleans, added 3,600 jobs in the same stretch, an increase of 4%, far above the 1.1% gain notched by Louisiana as a whole.

    One Year After Spill, Some Signs of Life Emerge in the Gulf


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