Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

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Examples

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • "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

  • 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

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

    St. Peter's Fair

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