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  • They applied their first BD 500 prep (the cow-horn manure tea) to the vineyard the following year.

    Biodynamics: Natural Wonder or Just a Horn of Manure?

  • Volunteers have worked on beautiful garnet-and-gold jewellery, a gilt bronze buckle and sword mount strikingly like the Staffordshire hoard which caused world wide excitement last year, amber and glass jewellery, pots and jars, and two cow-horn shaped Frankish drinking glasses buried at either side of their proud owner's head.

    How Sittingbourne discovered an archaeological treasure trove

  • And old Evensen said he was going to bring a cow-horn, he did.

    An Enemy of the People

  • The latter, literally meaning a torch, is a polished cow-horn, closed at the thick end with wood, and banded with metal; a wooden stem, projecting from the upper or concave side, bears a neat “chillam”

    Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo

  • Resplendent in lily-white uniform, a stethoscope dangling down his chest, a university-trained medical doctor exchanges diagnostic notes with a black-robed traditional healer, clutching a cow-horn tobacco pouch stuffed with brown snuff which he regularly sniffs up his sooty nostrils.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • We are first at the meet, and the old woods ring with the mellow, winding notes of our horns -- no twanging brass reeds in the mouth-pieces, but honest cow-horn bugles, which none but a true hunter can blow.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 17, No. 098, February, 1876

  • And he took a cow-horn and made a bugle of it and blew till the hills rang, to announce his return.

    Finnish Legends for English Children

  • It is not wholly theatre music: that passage in the bass, galloping up and down the scale against a tremolando accompaniment, is in itself fine music; even Hunding's rough cow-horn makes a musical effect.

    Richard Wagner

  • One of the M'Lauchlin lads had produced a cow-horn and was blowing it lustily ....

    Lady Good-for-Nothing

  • "For pulling the roots of the upper molars we use the cow-horn forceps," continued the dentist, monotonously.

    McTeague

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