Another posts

woodsman definition diabolist definition define stone cold altamont scaregrounds pantisocracy definition white swelling draw a knife tortiously definition semi centennial definition agitans definition bocca meaning shag eared acrobatic feat philoprogenitiveness definition what does satine mean congress gaiters englobe definition nonny definition wildcat well pure science example rational motive definition peery definition victrix meaning john miracoe define chuffiness semicircular arch lip balm definition telestic definition adscititious in a sentence personalty definition intermittent springs achilles heel examples horned dace fish

Horrent

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Horrent Standing erect, as bristles; covered with bristling points; bristled; bristling. "Rough and horrent with figures in strong relief.""With bright emblazonry and horrent arms."
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • horrent Standing erect, as bristles; covered with bristling points; bristling.
    • horrent Horrible; abhorring.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Horrent hor′ent standing on end, as bristles.
    • ***

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. horrens, p. pr. of horrere, to bristle. See Horror
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. horrens, -entis, pr.p. of horrēre, to bristle.

Usage

In literature:

The golden throne had become a "siege perilous," and she abdicated in favor of the grasshopper and his black and horrent visitor.
"Queen Hildegarde" by Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards
***

In poetry:

A steady mile or so, and then--
Ah, what is't rends the air
With horrent, blood-encurdling tones.
The tocsin of despair!
"A Ballad Of 1812" by Sarah Anne Curzon