Blow your own horn - If you blow your own horn, you boast about your achievements and abilities. ('Blow your own trumpet' is an alternative form.)
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Grab the bull by its horns - If you grab (take) the bull by its horns, you deal head-on and directly with a problem.
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Horns of a dilemma - If you are on the horns of a dilemma, you are faced with two equally unpleasant options and have to choose one.
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Lock horns - When people lock horns, they argue or fight about something.
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Mess with a bull, you get the horns - If you do something stupid or dangerous, you can get hurt.
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Take the bull by its horns - Taking a bull by its horns would be the most direct but also the most dangerous way to try to compete with such an animal. When we use the phrase in everyday talk, we mean that the person we are talking about tackles their problems directly and is not worried about any risks involved.
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Toot you own horn - If someone toot their own horn, they like to boast about their achievements.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. horn,; akin to D. horen, hoorn, G., Icel., Sw., & Dan. horn, Goth. haúrn, W., Gael., & Ir. corn, L. cornu, Gr. ke`ras, and perh. also to E. cheer, cranium, cerebral,; cf. Skr. çiras, head. Cf. Carat Corn on the foot, Cornea Corner Cornet Cornucopia Hart
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. horn; Scand. and Ger. horn, Gael. and W. corn, L. cornu, Gr. keras.
In literature:
Early next day the sleeping morning was awakened by the sound of a horn.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
The Englishman had taken off his belt, bullet pouch and powder horn, all of which now lay on the ground near him.
"The Keepers of the Trail" by Joseph A. Altsheler
To throw the breast backstays out of the cross-tree horns or out-riggers and bear them aft.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Now you can work all round the horn to join the cut at the back.
"Practical Taxidermy" by Montagu Browne
In my horns, {I say}, so long as I could.
"The Metamorphoses of Ovid" by Publius Ovidius Naso
A horn spoon hauds nae poison.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
The animal snorted again, and lowered his horns.
"Dave Porter and His Rivals" by Edward Stratemeyer
The next day Peter brought her a musical horn that he had made in the evenings from a goat's horn.
"Lisbeth Longfrock" by Hans Aanrud
Nearer and nearer the great herd came, like a sea of tossing manes and horns.
"The Later Cave-Men" by Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
And when the men of both armies beheld that drawn sword, they blew trumpets and horns and shouted grimly, and made them ready for battle.
"The Book of Romance" by Various
Her horns had begun to grow.
"Here and Now Story Book" by Lucy Sprague Mitchell
This little horn is to come forth from one of the ten horns.
"The Lost Ten Tribes, and 1882" by Joseph Wild
His perishing need is shown in the devotion with which he drains the horn she hands him.
"The Wagnerian Romances" by Gertrude Hall
That various manures, such as bones, horn, wool, and rape-cake are readily nitrifiable, has been shown by experiment.
"Manures and the principles of manuring" by Charles Morton Aikman
They communicated occasionally with Horne Tooke's society, which more or less sympathised with them.
"The English Utilitarians, Volume I." by Leslie Stephen
Its head is small, its ears long and upright, and it is without horns.
"The Plant Hunters" by Mayne Reid
Harvey put the horn to his lips and blew a loud, full blast.
"The Rival Campers Ashore" by Ruel Perley Smith
Such horns, went on Undhlawafa.
"Forging the Blades" by Bertram Mitford
Neel wriggled on the horns, struck the sand, and the horns lifted him again.
"Thy Rocks and Rills" by Robert Ernest Gilbert
In the late nineteenth century fleams with horn shields were also sold.
"Bloodletting Instruments in the National Museum of History and Technology" by Audrey Davis
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In poetry:
He turned and took the slug-horn up,
And set it to his mouth,
And o’er that meadow of the cup
Blew east and west and south.
"The Hall And The Wood" by William Morris
Till from each black sarcophagus rose up the
painted swathed dead?
Or did you lure unto your bed the ivory-horned
Tragelaphos?
"The Sphinx" by Oscar Wilde
Then Robin set his horn to his mouth,
And blew but blasts three;
Then quickly anon there came Little John,
And all his company.
"Robin Hood And The Butcher" by Andrew Lang
"The morning's feet are wrought of gold,
The hunter's horn is jolly;
Sir Richard bold was rich and old,
Was old and melancholy.
"The Ride" by Madison Julius Cawein
Once more his horn Sir Hornbook blew,
A parting signal shrill:
His merrymen all, so stout and true,
Went marching down the hill.
"Sir Hornbook" by Thomas Love Peacock
Sir Hornbook wound his horn again,
Full long, and loud, and shrill:
His merrymen all, a warlike train,
Went marching up the hill.
"Sir Hornbook" by Thomas Love Peacock
In news:
A Great Horned Owl and chick greeted visitors at Loxahatchee National Wildlife Preserve near Boynton Beach, Florida.
If coach doesn't lead by example, then Horns might look for somebody who will.
When asked who was the winner of Monday night's debate between Democrat Joe Donnelly, Republican Richard Mourdock and Libertarian Andy Horning, I had to think about it for a second.
Attorney General Tom Horne denies allegations that he illegally coordinated with an independent expenditure group during his 2010 campaign.
Tiio Horn will recur in the horror series based on Brian McGreevy's novel.
Horns' Gray living up to sky-high potential.
Spouting Horn near Yachats at it's best.
The Johnson County Airport sits outside of town with merely a windsock and a well-used piece of runway But thatamprsquos all thatamprsquos needed for pilots to explore the Big Horn Mountains.
Andrew Pelletier, horn Kevin Bylsma, piano.
It's a Saturday morning at 8 am, and within hearing distance of a diesel horn blast from the interstate, 15 vehicles form a huddle of sorts around the Four Winds Restaurant on Sparta Pike.
'FWD' Awareness About the Horn of Africa Crisis.
A new PSA campaign to spread awareness of the crisis in the Horn of Africa is being launched today by the US Agency for International Development and the Ad Council.
'Long-term' Needs Grow in Horn of Africa as Drought Shows No Signs of Abating.
Providing US aid to the Horn of Africa .
Horn of Africa Famine Puts 11 Million People at Risk.
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In science:
This technique is similar to that used by Mukai & Charles (1988) and Horne, Welsh & Wade (1993).
A TiO study of the dwarf nova IP Pegasi
It was later shown by Horn that in the above theorem the word ‘bistochastic’ can be replaced by ‘orthostochastic’.
Random unistochastic matrices
It is shown that some multiparty multilevel Greenberger-Horne-Zeilinger states [A.
Bell's inequality for n spin-s particles
The question of characterizing the locus of complex eigenvalues for a matrix with prescribed singular values was considered in classical papers by Horn and Weyl .
Random Matrices close to Hermitian or unitary: overview of methods and results
Bell’s argument and Shimony, Horne, and Clauser’s comments are brought together in a review article by d’Espagnat .
Bell inequalities for random fields
Shimony, Horne, and Clauser, in contrast, weaken the deﬁnition of a locally causal theory, so that for X and Y as above, but for XP al l of the random variables associated with Past(RX ), the conditional probability of X given XP is statistically independent of Y, p(X |XP, Y ) = p(X |XP ).
Bell inequalities for random fields
By other words, M-hyper-quasi-identity is a universally closed Horn ∀x∀σ-formulas, where x vary over all sequences of individual variables (occuring in terms of the implication) and σ vary over all hypersubstitutions of M .
M-hyperquasivarieties
All hyper-quasi-identities and hyperidentities are written without quantiﬁers but they are considered as universally closed Horn ∀-formulas (cf. ).
M-hyperquasivarieties
In the simple situation where they are only two observers, two measurement choices, and two outcomes per measurement, all the facet inequalities are known [14, 15]: up to permutation of the outcomes, they correspond to the Clauser-Horne-Shimony-Holt (CHSH) inequality .
Lifting Bell inequalities
Though the atmosphere is close to an ideal gas, the H/H e equation of state of Saumon, Chabrier, & Van Horn (1995) that incorporates non-ideal effects is used.
Theoretical Interpretation of the Measurements of the Secondary Eclipses of TrES-1 and HD209458b
We compute the probability of satisﬁability of a class of ran dom Horn-SAT formulae, motivated by a connection with the nonemptiness problem of ﬁnite tree automata.
A Continuous-Discontinuous Second-Order Transition in the Satisfiability of Random Horn-SAT Formulas
Unlike 3-SAT, Horn-SAT is a tractable problem; the complexity of the Horn-SAT is linear in the size of the formula .
A Continuous-Discontinuous Second-Order Transition in the Satisfiability of Random Horn-SAT Formulas
This tractability allows one to study random Horn-SAT formulae for much larger input sizes that we can achieve using complete algorithms for 3-SAT.
A Continuous-Discontinuous Second-Order Transition in the Satisfiability of Random Horn-SAT Formulas
An additional motivation for studying random Horn-SAT comes from the fact that Horn formulae are connected to several other areas of computer science and mathematics .
A Continuous-Discontinuous Second-Order Transition in the Satisfiability of Random Horn-SAT Formulas
In particular, Horn formulae are connected to automata theory, as the transition relation, the starting state, and the set of ﬁnal states of an automaton can be described using Horn clauses.
A Continuous-Discontinuous Second-Order Transition in the Satisfiability of Random Horn-SAT Formulas
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