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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having permanent horns with a bony core, as cattle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having hollow horns, non-deciduous, borne upon a bony core of the frontal bone; cavicorn: applied to typical ruminants, as the ox, sheep, etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having horns that are hollow

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Examples

  • But any other A. proposition is presumably convertible only by limitation, and this is shown by Fig. 1; where _All hollow-horned animals are ruminants_, but we can only say that _Some ruminants are hollow-horned_.

    Logic Deductive and Inductive

  • When America, and especially North America, possessed its elephants, mastodons, horse, and hollow-horned ruminants, it was much more closely related in its zoological characters to the temperate parts of Europe and Asia than it now is.

    Journal of researches into the geology and natural history of the various countries visited by H.M.S. Beagle

  • The existence in South America of a fossil horse, of the mastodon, possibly of an elephant,74 and of a hollow-horned ruminant, discovered by MM.

    Journal of researches into the geology and natural history of the various countries visited by H.M.S. Beagle

  • North American elephants, mastodons, horse, and hollow-horned ruminants migrated, on land since submerged near Behring's

    Journal of researches into the geology and natural history of the various countries visited by H.M.S. Beagle

  • North America, on the other hand, is characterised (putting on one side a few wandering species) by numerous peculiar gnawers, and by four genera (the ox, sheep, goat, and antelope) of hollow-horned ruminants, of which great division South America is not known to possess a single species.

    Journal of researches into the geology and natural history of the various countries visited by H.M.S. Beagle

  • Within nearly this same period (as proved by the shells at Bahia Blanca) South America possessed, as we have just seen, a mastodon, horse, hollow-horned ruminant, and the same three genera (as well as several others) of the Edentata.

    Chapter VII

  • North America, on the other hand, is characterized (putting on one side a few wandering species) by numerous peculiar gnawers, and by four genera (the ox, sheep, goat, and antelope) of hollow-horned ruminants, of which great division South America is not known to possess a single species.

    Chapter VII

  • The existence in South America of a fossil horse, of the mastodon, possibly of an elephant, 4 and of a hollow-horned ruminant, discovered by MM.

    Chapter VII

  • Lastly, the Inverse of A. is plain from Fig. 1 -- _Some things that are not hollow-horned are not ruminants_, namely, things that lie outside the outer circle and are neither 'ruminants' nor 'hollow-horned.'

    Logic Deductive and Inductive

  • Suppose the proposition to be _All hollow-horned animals ruminate_: then, if we could collect all ruminants upon a prairie, and enclose them with a circular palisade; and segregate from amongst them all the hollow-horned beasts, and enclose them with another ring-fence inside the other; one way of interpreting the proposition (namely, in denotation) would be figured to us thus:

    Logic Deductive and Inductive

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