American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- CapeHorn A headland of extreme southern Chile in the Tierra del Fuego archipelago. The southernmost point of South America, it was first rounded in 1616 by the Dutch navigator Willem Schouten (died 1625), who named it after his birthplace, Hoorn. It is notorious for its storms and heavy seas.
“The name Horn expected to hear—Heinrich Himmler—did not initially arise in connection with the building or operation of the bunker.”
“The title Horn Like Me! is lifted from the famous Black Like Me book, where the white journalist John Howard Griffin goes undercover in the South as a black man and gets a firsthand experience of racism.”
“Evidently this winter passage of the Horn is all that one has been led to expect from reading the narratives of the navigators.”
“A winter passage of the Horn is always a severe strain on the men.”
“Hessian boots, blue pantaloons, and a black silk handkerchief, sat with his arms folded almost without taking notice of what was passing around him, though a rough Sailor with a pipe in his mouth occasionally ~380~~ enlivened the scene by accompanying the notes of the Musician with a characteristic dance, which he termed a Horn-spike.”
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“My copy of "Horn" is the Safari Press reprint, while my copy of "Use Enough Gun" is an older reprint from New American Library.”
“Horn is somewhat right here, the great thing about media is the audience will decide.”
“Horn is too gifted and ambitious an artist to settle for easy reassurances or a facile happy ending; she instead offers her readers the deeper satisfactions of complexity and generosity as she limns a world of agonizing, implacable moral ambiguities and guides her imperfect yet lovable protagonist toward a tentative redemption.”
“Cape Horn is iron, and it takes masters of iron to win around from east to west.”
“But coach Darrin Horn, whose Gamecocks were the surprise of the league when they finished 21-10 last year in his first season, took some solace from the fact that the team wasn't an easy out.”
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