howe was as ruthless as he was cunning, as powerful as he was skilled, and as durable as he was dedicated.
It was not howe had instead sailed away on an expedition to capture philadelphia.
British Dictionary definitions for howe
(Scot & Northern English, dialect) a depression in the earth's surface, such as a basin or valley
C16: from hole
Elias. 1819–67, US inventor of the sewing machine (1846)
Gordon, known as Gordie. born 1928, US ice-hockey player, who scored1071 goals in a professional career lasting 32 years.
Howe of Aberavon, Baron, title of (Richard Edward) Geoffrey Howe. born 1926, British Conservative politician; Chancellor of the Exchequer (1979–83); foreign secretary (1983–89); deputy prime minister (1989–90)
Richard, 4th Viscount Howe. 1726–99, British admiral: served (1776–78) in the War of American Independence and commanded the Channel fleet against France, winning the Battle of the Glorious First of June (1794)
his brother, William, 5th Viscount Howe. 1729–1814, British general; commander in chief (1776–78) of British forces in the War of American Independence