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  • n. A drinking-vessel made from the horn of an animal.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A horn used as a drinking-vessel, or a drinking-cup made of horn. See horn.


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  • For days he sat in a moody attitude over the fire, a pitcher of cider standing on the hearth beside him, and his drinking-horn inverted upon the top of it.

    The Woodlanders

  • He is comfortably seated on a chair of black oak, with a velvet cushion, and holds in his left hand, supported on his knee, a magnificent drinking-horn, surrounded by a St. George destroying the dragon, and ornamented with olive-leaves.

    Roundabout Papers

  • Jack lies bare-chested in loose garments with one muscular arm raised above his head; a phallic drinking-horn hangs around his neck and a sash, which may later be used to bind Rosa's wrists, is tied around his waist.

    Savage Boundaries

  • Then it was noticed that the drinking-horn was empty and the sword gone, while the princess reported that half of her handkerchief and one of her slippers had been taken away.

    The Crimson Fairy Book

  • Niels went in here and looked round him: on the wall there hung a huge sword without a sheath, and beneath it was a large drinking-horn, mounted with silver.

    The Crimson Fairy Book

  • Thou must also fetch me the drinking-horn that is never empty, and the harp that never ceases to play until it is bidden.

    The Lilac Fairy Book

  • Hugh set aside his drinking-horn and rose, brushing the summer dust from his cotte.

    St. Peter's Fair

  • "You've found some unexpected discards," he commented, for a corner of the cart carried a small pile of odd objects, a large shoe, a short cotte, bedraggled but by no means old or ragged, a child's wooden doll with one arm missing, a green capuchon, a drinking-horn.

    St. Peter's Fair

  • He had command of his face, he looked no more astonished or curious than any of those about him; only the taut hand gripping his drinking-horn betrayed his consternation.

    One Corpse Too Many

  • That story of Thor, who was set to drain the drinking-horn in Asgard, and to wrestle with the old woman, and to run with the runner Lok, and presently found that he had been drinking up the sea, and wrestling with Time, and racing with Thought, describes us who are contending, amid these seeming trifles, with the supreme energies of

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 01, No. 01, November, 1857 A Magazine of Literature, Art, and Politics


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