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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."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • horrent Standing erect, as bristles; covered with bristling points; bristling.
    • horrent Horrible; abhorring.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Horrent hor′ent standing on end, as bristles.
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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
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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