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Horta

[hawr-tuh] /ˈhɔr tə/
noun
1.
Baron Victor, 1861?–1947, Belgian architect.
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  • We anchored in the open roadstead of Horta, half a mile from the shore.

    The Innocents Abroad Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • If Horta had tried to apply pressure, he'd have turned obstinate on the instant.

    Creatures of the Abyss Murray Leinster
  • The day after my arrival at Horta was the feast of a great saint.

  • The town of Horta contains, I was told, upwards of 10,000 inhabitants.

  • Why—our agent in Horta tells me they spend fifty thousand pounds every year in advertising all over the world!

    A Set of Six Joseph Conrad
  • First the girl and now Horta tried to lure him with mystery and assurance of interest in high places.

    Creatures of the Abyss Murray Leinster
  • But Horta not only helped pack the boxes with Terry's stock of parts; he helped carry them to his car outside.

    Creatures of the Abyss Murray Leinster
  • Without being given any orders, they accepted the parcels Horta handed out.

    Creatures of the Abyss Murray Leinster
  • Telephone calls were being made to here and there and everywhere to get Horta to a short-wave station to take a call from Terry.

    Creatures of the Abyss Murray Leinster
  • The short-wave call ended, with Horta too much disturbed to refer again to Jimenez.

    Creatures of the Abyss Murray Leinster
British Dictionary definitions for Horta

Horta1

/Portuguese ˈɔrtə/
noun
1.
a port in the Azores, on the SE coast of Fayal Island

Horta2

/ˈɔːtə/
noun
1.
Victor. 1861–1947, Belgian architect, best known for his early buildings in Art Nouveau style
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