drinking-horn

  • 1Drinking horn — Drinking Drink ing, n. 1. The act of one who drinks; the act of imbibing. [1913 Webster] 2. The practice of partaking to excess of intoxicating liquors. [1913 Webster] 3. An entertainment with liquors; a carousal. [1913 Webster] Note: Drinking is …

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  • 2Drinking horn — The Roordahuizum drinking horn, made in the mid 16th century by silversmith Albert Jacobs Canter, kept in the Frisian Museum at Leeuwarden[1] A drinking horn is the horn of a bovid used as a drinking vessel. Drinking horns are known from… …

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  • 3drinking horn — ▪ vessel  ceremonial vessel usually made from the horn of an ox or a buffalo or the tusk of an elephant, with mounts of metal. The earliest drinking horns date from around the early 7th century. The drinking horn was largely replaced by other,… …

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  • 4drinking-horn — noun A drinking vessel made from the horn of an animal. He put down his sword and helmet and took the drinking horn that was served to him, and finished it …

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  • 5drinking-horn — drinkˈing horn noun • • • Main Entry: ↑drink …

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  • 6Horn — may refer to: * Horn (anatomy), the pointed projection of the skin of various animals, as an organ or its material * Horn (surname)In music and sound * Horn (instrument), sometimes called a French horn, a brass musical instrument constructed of… …

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  • 7Drinking — Drink ing, n. 1. The act of one who drinks; the act of imbibing. [1913 Webster] 2. The practice of partaking to excess of intoxicating liquors. [1913 Webster] 3. An entertainment with liquors; a carousal. [1913 Webster] Note: Drinking is used… …

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  • 8horn — horn1 [ho:n US ho:rn] n ↑hoof, ↑horn ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(animal)¦ 2¦(on a car)¦ 3¦(musical instrument)¦ 4 drinking horn/powder horn etc 5 draw/pull in your horns 6 be on the horns of a dilemma ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [: Old English;] 1.) …

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  • 9Horn (anatomy) — A horn is a pointed projection of the skin on the head of various mammals, consisting of a covering of horn (keratin and other proteins) surrounding a core of living bone. True horns are found only among the ruminant… …

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  • 10horn — 1 noun 1 OF AN ANIMAL (C) one of the pair of hard pointed parts that grow on the heads of cows, goats, and other animals 2 SUBSTANCE (U) a) the substance that animals horns are made of: a knife with a horn handle b) (C) a part of an animal s head …

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  • 11horn — hornish, adj. hornless, adj. hornlessness, n. hornlike, adj. /hawrn/, n. 1. one of the bony, permanent, hollow paired growths, often curved and pointed, that project from the upper part of the head of certain ungulate mammals, as cattle, sheep,… …

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  • 12horn — [[t]hɔrn[/t]] n. 1) zool. one of the hard, keratinous, permanent, hollow, and usu. paired growths projecting from the head of certain ungulates, esp. bovids 2) zool. a similar growth, sometimes of compacted hair, as the median horn on a… …

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  • 13horn — /hɔn / (say hawn) noun 1. a hard, projected, often curved and pointed, hollow and permanent growth (usually one of a pair, a right and a left) on the head of certain mammals, as cattle, sheep, goats, antelopes, etc. (true horn). 2. each of the… …

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  • 14Horn of Kankas — The Kankas noble family, otherwise known as Horn , is a Swedish family from Finland of medieval frälse.Its first known member, Olof Mattsson, was documented between 1381 and 1415, having a seat in Halikko, near the present town of Salo. His seal… …

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  • 15horn — m ( es/ as) horn (musical instrument, drinking horn, cupping horn), beast s horn; projection, pinnacle …

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  • 16Horn — (h[^o]rn), n. [AS. horn; akin to D. horen, hoorn, G., Icel., Sw., & Dan. horn, Goth. ha[ u]rn, W., Gael., & Ir. corn, L. cornu, Gr. ke ras, and perh. also to E. cheer, cranium, cerebral; cf. Skr. [,c]iras head. Cf. {Carat}, {Corn} on the foot,… …

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