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hollow-horned

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj hollow-horned having horns that are hollow
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Hollow-horned (Zoöl) Having permanent horns with a bony core, as cattle.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • hollow-horned Having hollow horns, non-deciduous, borne upon a bony core of the frontal bone; cavicorn: applied to typical ruminants, as the ox, sheep, etc.
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Usage

In literature:

The so-called horns of all the Deer family are antlers and are not hollow.
"The Burgess Animal Book for Children" by Thornton W. Burgess
It was a hollow edged with rocks, and round that hollow were scattered the horns of the deer and goats that the Eagle-Emperor had carried off.
"The King of Ireland's Son" by Padraic Colum
When Longfellow read verse, it was with a hollow, with a mellow resonant murmur, like the note of some deep-throated horn.
"Literary Friends And Acquaintances" by William Dean Howells
These canoes were very artificially hollowed, and were smooth and shining, like polished horn.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume X" by Robert Kerr
The horns were hollow and had the tops sawed off, so she could fill them quickly and pour out the water just as easily.
"Lulu, Alice and Jimmie Wibblewobble" by Howard R. Garis
As he neared it he heard the hollow note of a horn from the northwest.
"Jerome, A Poor Man" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
This little antelope, the smallest of Indian hollow-horned ruminants, is very shy and difficult to get, even in jungles where it abounds.
"Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon" by Robert A. Sterndale
But soon he heard a watchman's hollow horn sound near him.
"Debit and Credit" by Gustav Freytag
Five years later a skeleton with a powder horn beside it was found in a hollow tree.
"Daniel Boone" by Katharine E. Wilkie
This condition causes "case-hardening" or "hollow-horning.
"Seasoning of Wood" by Joseph B. Wagner
The hunchback put his elbow on the horn of his saddle and rested his jaw in the hollow of his hand.
"Dwellers in the Hills" by Melville Davisson Post
A hollow in one thigh showed a deep scar where the flesh had disappeared on account of a horn-stab.
"The Blood of the Arena" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
Hollow Horn, or Horn Ail.
"Domestic Animals" by Richard L. Allen
Gareth blew the horn and heard hollow tramplings to and fro and muffled voices.
"Tales from Tennyson" by Molly K. Bellew
She mused for a moment with darkening eyes, putting her elbow upon the saddle's horn and resting her chin in the hollow of her hand.
"Hope Hathaway" by Frances Parker
Dem pigs get in de garden las' week an' et everything up, an' dat ole cow er own got de hollow horn agin.
"The Sins of the Father" by Thomas Dixon
The next step in the process is the selection of the substances which are to be packed into the hollow of the horn.
"Fetichism in West Africa" by Robert Hamill Nassau
They are unquestionably "hollow-horned" Ruminants, in that there is an osseous horn core, upon which lies the actual horn.
"The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia" by Frank Evers Beddard
It is the only hollow-horned ruminant which sheds its horns.
"American Big-Game Hunting" by Various
As he walked his horse with a hollow thunder of hoof over the narrow bridge, he took his horn and blew a blast thereon.
"The Hill of Venus" by Nathan Gallizier
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In poetry:

And now the horn's loud blast was heard,
And now the cymbal's clang,
Till ev'n the upper air was stirr'd,
As cliff and hollow rang.
"The Suliote Mother" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
And when the eve is born,
In the blue lake the sky, o'er-reaching far,
Is hollowed out and the moon dips her horn,
And twinkles many a star.
"Earlier Poems : An April Day" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I wish't I was in Lancashire huntin' o' the hare
All across the wide moorlands an' the hollows brown an' bare,
Hearkenin' to the good hounds' cry, hearkenin' to the horn,
Far away in Lancashire on a windy morn.
"From The North" by Cicely Fox Smith
Through ferns and moss the path wound to
A hollow where the touchmenots
Swung horns of honey filled with dew;
And where--like foot-prints--violets blue
And bluets made sweet sapphire blots,
'Twas there that she had passed he knew.
"Meeting In The Woods" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

When rabbis blow the shofar, the hollowed-out ram's horn that is symbolic of Rosh Hashanah, thousands of Southwest Florida Jews will begin a two-day celebration officially welcoming the year 5772.
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