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powder horn

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n powder horn container for carrying gunpowder; made of the hollow horn of an animal
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Usage

In literature:

There was suspended over his left shoulder, so as to hang beneath his right arm, a powder horn and bullet pouch.
"Daniel Boone" by John S. C. Abbott
He had with him his gun and a knife, with a small horn of powder and a few shot.
"The World's Greatest Books, Volume 19" by Various
This horn is full of powder, and if any man here dares to move that curtain, I'll blow you all into burning hell!
"Shadows of Shasta" by Joaquin Miller
On a small sledge near him were a powder horn, and bullet pouch, a musket and a few pelts.
"The Cryptogram" by William Murray Graydon
They give my Injun, pipe, wampum, and powder horn with carving on it for you.
"Ben Comee" by M. J. (Michael Joseph) Canavan
Both Caspar's large powder-horn and that of his brother were nearly full.
"The Plant Hunters" by Mayne Reid
There's seven prongs on his horns, and I'd bet a horn of powder agin a chargerful that he'd weigh three hunderd pounds as he lies.
"Holiday Tales" by W. H. H. Murray
Teganouan's powder-horn and musket lay on the log, and the maid herself steadied it so that they should not be lost.
"The Road to Frontenac" by Samuel Merwin
Piled by the rifles were flannel bags, powder horns and five small barrels, all full of gunpowder.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
About his shoulders swung a bullet pouch and powder horn.
"Sunlight Patch" by Credo Fitch Harris
He also had in his hands two powder-horns filled with powder, and a beautiful crimson blanket.
"King Philip" by John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
The men had their guns and powder-horns.
"Our Young Folks, Vol 1, No. 1" by Various
Quickly putting on his clothes, he seized the powder-horn and bullet-pouch which his father carried at Louisburg.
"Daughters of the Revolution and Their Times" by Charles Carleton Coffin
I recognized his powder-horn and the sheath of his knife.
"A Romance of the West Indies" by Eugène Sue
The next thing I laid hold of was a brace of pistols, and as I already had a powder-horn and bullets, I felt myself well supplied with arms.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Presently she paused, powder-horn in hand.
"Peggy Owen and Liberty" by Lucy Foster Madison
The pistol and the powder-horn may have been in the chest along with the treasure.
"The Go Ahead Boys and the Treasure Cave" by Ross Kay
He grabbed up Tutelu's powder-horn and bullet-pouch, blanket and moccasins, and ran, too.
"Boys' Book of Frontier Fighters" by Edwin L. Sabin
I remember a cousin of ours blowing off his first finger and thumb with a powder-horn.
"Rossmoyne" by Unknown
And I've pegged along ever since, dry as a powder-horn.
"The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain
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In news:

1777 Engraved American Powder Horn PBS.
Powder Horn Guns & Sporting is eligible to compete in collegiate events.
Members of the MU archery club practice Monday at Powder Horn Guns & Sporting.
From left, Jacob Spurgeon and Jamie Vaughn practice archery Monday at Powder Horn Guns & Sporting.
Powder Horn Belonging To Gunner John Lord, USN.
In so doing, Schnee's will merge its footwear store with the Powder Horn, another longtime downtown landmark which was founded some 66 years ago in 1946.
Powder Horn Guns & Sporting is eligible to compete in collegiate events.
Powder Horn Belonging To Gunner John Lord, USN.
Rhino horn powder is coveted in some Asian countries as a medicine or an aphrodisiac and its popularity has led to a rise in rhino poaching.
Last year after a 20-year hiatus the Powder Pass Nordic Skiers and amplsquoShoers decided to dig up the time-tested recipe and bring back the Pole Creek Challenge cross-country ski race to the Big Horn Mountains.
A rhinoceros powdering her horn in the bathroom.
"Do you think that the Powder Horn should incorporate as a municipality".
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