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The nave of a wheel; a boss; also a skid. (Welsh, hob, a swelling, a protuberance; compare also a hwb.) The Americans call Boston, Massachusetts, “The hub [boss] of the solar system.”

“Boston State-house is the hub of the solar system.”—Holmes: Autocrat of the Breakfast Table, chap. vi. p. 143.


“Calcutta swaggers as if it were the hub of the universe.”—Daily News, 1886.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Housel
Houssain (Prince)
Houyhnhnms (whinhims)
How Do You Do?
Howard
Howdah
Howdie
Howitzers
Howleglass
Hrimfaxi
Hub
Hubal
Hubbard (Old Mother)
Hubert (h silent)
Hudibras
Hudibrastic Verse
Hudson (Sir Jeffrey)
Hue and Cry
Hug the Shore (To)
Hug the Wind (To)
Hugger - mugger

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