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Ho \Ho\, Hoa \Hoa\ (h[=o]), interj. [Cf. F. & G. ho.]

  1. Halloo! attend! -- a call to excite attention, or to give notice of approach. ``What noise there, ho?''
    --Shak. ``Ho! who's within?''

  2. [Perhaps corrupted fr. hold; but cf. F. hau stop! and E. whoa.] Stop! stand still! hold! -- a word now used by teamsters, but formerly to order the cessation of anything. [Written also whoa, and, formerly, hoo.]

    The duke . . . pulled out his sword and cried ``Hoo!''

    An herald on a scaffold made an hoo.


Ho \Ho\, Hoa \Hoa\, n. [See Ho, interj., 2.] A stop; a halt; a moderation of pace.

There is no ho with them.


interj. (context obsolete English) ho; hey; a call for attention


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Bien Hoa Air Base near Saigon, and later moved to Thailand, the U-2s in Indochina were now the responsibility of the Strategic Air Command, not the CIA.

It was also the day the VietCong attacked the Bien Hoa airbase, fifteen miles north of Saigon, the first major U.

The North Vietnamese and Viet Cong had simultaneously launched assaults against thirty-six of the forty-four South Vietnamese provincial capitals, five of six autonomous cities, twenty three allied airfields and bases, including Tan Son Nhut, Bien Hoa, and Long Binh on the outskirts of Saigon.

McCain has white hair (premature, from Hoa Lo) and dark eyebrows, and a pink scalp under something that isn't quite a combover, and kind of chubby cheeks, and in a regular analog Fast Forward you'd expect his face to look silly, the way everybody on film looks spastic and silly when they're FF'd.

Hoa, the man who barely broke even on his egg rolls because of the rice paper, wouldn't serve bottom fish to his customers.

Express (which is itself a box in motion) and then decide which of these chosen media then get to move all the way into the extreme rear's salon to interface with McCain himself, who is the campaign's narrator and narrative at once, a candidate whose biggest draw of course is that he's an anticandidate, someone who's open and accessible and ``thinks outside the box,'' but who is in fact the campaign's Chinese boxes' central and inscrutable core box, and whose own intracranial thoughts on all these boxes and layers and lenses and on whether this new kind of enclosure is anything like Hoa Lo's dark box are pretty much anyone in the media's guess, since all he'll talk about is politics.

True, Hoa had replaced his flip comment about the butterfly with weather predictions graded by reliability, but it was still true that until you got into the infinite loop of adding variables and revising the nonlinear-equations system, there were no predictions Hoa graded as reliable enough by his standards.