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Hura, or Houra (, ) is a Bedouin village in the South District of Israel. It is located near Beersheba and beside the town Meitar. The village was established in 1989 as a part of solution offered by the state for the Negev Bedouin population, and was declared a local council in 1996. In it had a population of .

Hura is one of seven Bedouin townships in the Negev desert with approved plans and developed infrastructure (other six are: Ar'arat an-Naqab (Ar'ara BaNegev), Lakiya, Shaqib al-Salam (Segev Shalom), Kuseife (Kseife), Tel as-Sabi (Tel-Sheva) and the city of Rahat, the largest among them).

Hura (plant)

Hura is a genus of trees in the family Euphorbiaceae described by Linnaeus in 1753. It is native to South America, Mesoamerica, and the West Indies.

  1. Hura crepitans L. - from Nicaragua + Bahamas south to Bolivia; naturalized in parts of Africa ( Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Benin, Central African Republic)
  2. Hura polyandra Baill. - Mexico, Central America, Ecuador
names in homonymic genus

In 1783, Johann Gerhard Koenig used the name Hura to refer to a very different plant from the one Linnaeus had named. Thus was created an illegitimate homonym. Under the rules of nomenclature, Koenig's name had to be abandoned. The two names created using his genus are now in the genus Globba, as follows:

  1. Hura koenigii - Globba pendula ( Zingiberaceae)
  2. Hura siamensium - Globba pendula ( Zingiberaceae)
Hura (community development block)

Hura (community development block) is an administrative division in Purulia Sadar East subdivision of Purulia district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Hura police station serves this block. Headquarters of this block is at Hura.

Hura (disambiguation)

Hura may refer to:

  • Hura, a Bedouin village in the South District of Israel
  • Hura (plant) is a plant genus of the family Euphorbiaceae found in tropical Americas
  • Hura (community development block) is an administrative division in the Indian state of West Bengal
  • Hura (Vidhan Sabha constituency), an electoral division in the Indian state of West Bengal
  • Hula (film) is a 1927 film starring Clara Bow
  • Maata "Te Reo" Hura (1904–1991), president of the Ratana Church of New Zealand
Hura (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

Hura (Vidhan Sabha constituency) was an assembly constituency in Purulia district in the Indian state of West Bengal.

Usage examples of "hura".

Seated about the table is a Maori bloke, Hori Hura, what the whites rudely call the Hairy Horror.

I had hoped to Hori Hura and his Parkhurst boys who are, towards the end of the evening, a little too drunk and do not take all the opportunities me generosity affords them.

Suddenly, it is as if I am back at the gaol in Kororareka with Maple and Syrup holding my arms and Hori Hura threatening me.

Hori Hura has rum, Maple and Syrup has Cape brandy, Captain de Silva drinks oporto wine and Mrs Barrett has Bombay gin.

Hori Hura, and Maple and Syrup be skilled enough but lack true intelligence.

Hori Hura, Maple and Syrup will argue to themselves that, if they can win when they is not entirely sober, there will be easy pickings to be had when their heads be clearer.

I am too frightened even to lick at the rum and when me eyes clear I sees Hori Hura moving slowly towards Hawk with the jagged green bottle neck clutched in his enormous fist.

Tommo in the face, splashing across his blouse as Hori Hura smashes his rum bottle against the window sill.

Hori Hura takes the blow on his shoulder, staggering sideways a single pace, and the glass misses me.

I turned around to hit Maple and Syrup, Nottingham picked up the broken chair and smashed it down on the back of my head so that it was dicky-birds and bursting stars as I joined Hori Hura on the floor.

Hori Hura bravely leaps to our defence and is knocked to the floor and killed before the rest of us manages to overpower the two of you.

There is no mention of the death of Hori Hura and it is clear they do not see me as guilty of any crime against one of their own people.

Their guide, heartened by the good audience response, points out more funny trees - the dynamite tree, Hura crepitans, whose fruit explodes when it is ripe, and the very rare Cecropia of South America, the sloth tree, indeed the only mature Cecropia palmata in the United States, whose leaves have the texture of chamois skin and never disintegrate.

He even overheard Toreth generously sending his servants after the belongings of Huras, Kalen, and Pe-atep, who obviously had no servants of their own.

It would not be hard to persuade Lord Khumun that Huras should devote himself to taking the infamous Jouster Ari out of the sky.