from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A semicircular work in the ditch of a fortified place, sweeping the ditch, and itself commanded by the main work.
- n. An ammonite: a general name of fossil cephalopods whose shells are spiral, twisted, or bent.
- n. A winding net supported by stakes, to inclose fish that come in with the tide.
- n. A form of double hook used on cranes which do light and speedy work. It enables a chain sling to be easily and quickly caught, but is not so strong as the single hook, since the stress does not come into line with the hoisting-chain without side-strain.
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Although Mr. Kernis decided not to feature an actual shofar in the work — Mr. Smith owns one and knows how to play it — he says the ram's-horn calls are "transformed" in the concerto, and relate to the techniques used.
As they went down the corridor, the ram's-horn sound came again, and the aliens held him against the wall.
A sound like a ram's-horn blared through the ship.
The pound of his feet and the roll of the ram's-horn rattle
He remained tall and lanky, but he had discarded shirt and trousers hi favor of a fashionable scintillant gown; his hair was dressed into ram's-horn curves; when he smiled, his mouth glittered.
The walls of Jericho did not fall until Rahab, the harlot, had been saved and the inmates had heard for several days the ram's-horn and the tramp of Joshua's infantry.
Dick was out of sight before the words were fairly spoken, and in ten minutes was back, bearing a large ram's-horn snuff-box, with a big cairngorm set in the top, and the Frazer arms.
Soon after the May garlands the meadow orchis comes up, which is called 'dead men's hands,' and after that the 'ram's-horn' orchis, which has a twisted petal; and in the evening the bat, which they call flittermouse, appears again.
With shawm and timbrel and ram's-horn trumpet -- _i. e._ with cow's horns, poker and tongs, and tea-trays -- the indignant and high-toned population collected night after night by the tavern, and made such fearful uproar that the poor girl, really quite innocent, had to leave her situation.
No. 2 from the south is flanked by pilasters with ram's-horn capitals, barbarous forms of
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