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Hogan, Ben

(Encyclopedia)Hogan, Ben hōˈgən [key], 1912–97, American golfer, b. Dublin, Tex. A former caddie, Hogan began his professional playing career in 1937. One of the game's great money winners, he won the Professi...

Ben

(Encyclopedia)Ben, in the Bible, Levite porter under David.

Nelson, Byron

(Encyclopedia)Nelson, Byron (John Byron Nelson, Jr.), 1912–2006, American golfer, b. Fort Worth, Tex. In 1926 he began playing golf as a caddie, and in 1932 he entered upon his professional career. Noted for the ...

Ben-ammi

(Encyclopedia)Ben-ammi bĕn-ămˈī [key], in the Bible, son of Lot by his younger daughter; eponym of the Ammonites. ...

Ben Ezra

(Encyclopedia)Ben Ezra: see Ibn Ezra, Abraham ben Meir. ...

Ben-hail

(Encyclopedia)Ben-hail bēn-hāˈĭl [key], in the Bible, one of Jehoshaphat's princes. ...

Ben Macdui

(Encyclopedia)Ben Macdui or Ben Macdhui măkdo͞oˈē [key], Gaelic Beinn Muic Duibhe, peak, 4,296 ft (1,309 m) high, Moray, Scotland, in the Cairngorm Mts.; second highest peak in Scotland. ...

Ben Nevis

(Encyclopedia)Ben Nevis nēˈvĭs, nĕvˈĭs [key], peak, 4,411 ft (1,345 m) high, Highland, W Scotland, overlooking Glen Nevis; highest peak of Great Britain. Ben Nevis is the remnant of a geologically ancient vol...

Big Ben

(Encyclopedia)Big Ben, the bell in the Parliament tower (Westminster Palace), London, England. It was named for Sir Benjamin Hall, commissioner of works when the bell was installed in 1856. The name is often used t...

Bradlee, Ben

(Encyclopedia)Bradlee, Ben (Benjamin Crowninshield Bradlee), 1921–2014, American newspaper editor and journalist, b. Boston, Mass., grad. Harvard, 1942. After serving in the navy during World War II, he became a ...

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