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horn
  • noun
    A hard permanent outgrowth, often curved and pointed, found in pairs on the heads of cattle, sheep, goats, giraffes, etc. and consisting of a core of bone encased in keratinized skin. (At the end of these two cows' horns are attached, and to the horns two large goat skin bellows, one each side of the furnace.)
    The substance of which horns are composed. (powdered rhino horn)
    A horn-shaped projection. (America's riches are pulling people all along the continent's Hispanic horn on a great migration to the place they call El Norte.)
    A wind instrument, conical in shape or wound into a spiral, originally made from an animal horn (now typically brass) and played by lip vibration. (Around the clock, the coaches galloped down the towns' high streets with long brass horns blowing to warn pedestrians.)
    An instrument sounding a warning or other signal. (a car horn)

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