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[hoch-kis] /ˈhɒtʃ kɪs/
noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • In front of Widow Hotchkiss's cottage the trees were unusually luxuriant, and the boughs hung unusually low.

    Aunt Rachel David Christie Murray
  • Mrs. Hotchkiss says it's because they are roosters and immoral.

    IT and Other Stories Gouverneur Morris
  • McKnight threw the door open, and Hotchkiss, raised on his toes, flung out his arm in a gesture of superb eloquence.

    The Man in Lower Ten Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • And so also was Hotchkiss, as it presently began to be evident.

    The Windy Hill Cornelia Meigs
  • I tell you what, Mr. Sanders, I don't b'live Mr. Hotchkiss was a man.

    Gabriel Tolliver Joel Chandler Harris
  • Hotchkiss was about to tell them more, when a bell, sounding below, summoned him away.

    The Windy Hill Cornelia Meigs
  • The roan was led unwillingly into the weather, Hotchkiss and I in eclipse behind the blanket.

    The Man in Lower Ten Mary Roberts Rinehart
Word Origin and History for Hotchkiss

1878, type of gun named for its inventor, Benjamin B. Hotchkiss (1826-1885). In Japanese, the word for "stapler" is hotchikisu after the E. H. Hotchkiss Company of Norwalk, Connecticut, U.S., early and prominent manufacturer of staplers (incorporated 1895, name from 1897), which apparently was run by relatives of the gun inventor. The surname (attested from late 15c. as Hochekys) is a variant of Hodgkin.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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