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HOOPHydrogen Out-of-Plane
HOOPHome Ownership Opportunity Program
HOOPHandbook of Operating Procedures
HOOPHands Off Our Penises (anti-circumcision group)
HOOPHome Ownership Outreach Program (Pennsylvania)
HOOPHelping Our Own People, Inc. (Indianapolis, IN)
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"Oughtn't to be allowed to bowl hoops! My dear Ralph, what nonsense!"
The street does all right for hoops. And if children can't be trusted in the streets, their mothers should keep them at home."
You took five iron arches, like gigantic croquet hoops, and fitted them up over the boat, and then stretched the canvas over them, and fastened it down: it would take quite ten minutes, we thought.
Here am I, with one foot in the grave; and the most serious question before me at the present moment is, Shall I get through the Hoops?"
It is hooped round with a hollow cylinder of adamant, four feet yards in diameter, placed horizontally, and supported by eight adamantine feet, each six yards high.
Suddenly the First and Foremost swung his brass hoop and caught Guph around the neck with it.
By bribes of gingerbread of her own making, stamped with a royal crown, she tempted their sunny sportiveness beneath the gloomy portal of the Province House, and would often beguile them to spend a whole play-day there, sitting in a circle round the verge of her hoop petticoat, greedily attentive to her stories of a dead world.
Had they both hoops? Were they iron hoops, or just wooden hoops?
"Nay, Sancho," returned Teresa; "marry her to her equal, that is the safest plan; for if you put her out of wooden clogs into high-heeled shoes, out of her grey flannel petticoat into hoops and silk gowns, out of the plain 'Marica' and 'thou,' into 'Dona So-and-so' and 'my lady,' the girl won't know where she is, and at every turn she will fall into a thousand blunders that will show the thread of her coarse homespun stuff."
At the period of our arrival at the Island, the heaviest storage of the Pequod had been almost completed; comprising her beef, bread, water, fuel, and iron hoops and staves.
And they used to wear hooped petticoats of such enormous size that it was quite a journey to walk round them."
The church had a slender-spired dome that rounded inward at its base, and looked like a turnip turned upside down, and the hackman seemed to be dressed in a long petticoat with out any hoops. These things were essentially foreign, and so were the carriages --but every body knows about these things, and there is no occasion for my describing them.