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  • Southern Soul Goddess Bettye LaVette and Jon Bon Jovi sang a stunning rendition of “A Change Is Gonna Come” — with LaVette's Memphis horn-like voice, sweet and squalling, and Bon Jovi's noting for me, (for the first time) an odd, Sam Cooke-ish influence (more on Sam later).

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • Benson on a dirt bike, with a horn-like nose, barefoot, no helmet.

    Big Lips

  • Papilloma viruses cause the horn-like growths in rabbits that probably gave rise to myths of "jackalopes" in the American West.

    The Cancer-Causing Sex Virus

  • With a vocal range spanning three octaves, she was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing and intonation, and a "horn-like" improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing.

    AS SEEN ON TV: LADY ELLA!

  • The vuvuzela, the ubiquitous noisemaker anyone watching the World Cup this weekend will have heard, can blare at more than 120 decibels, yet as AFP online reported today, the international football federation FIFA has decided not to ban the horn-like devices during play.

    World Cup and vuvuzela noise: At 120+ decibels, a hearing loss risk

  • In the refuge (Punta Tombo) there are almost 800,000 individuals and they walk all around you and make congested horn-like calls.

    Esther J. Cepeda: A Chicago to South America Penguin Story

  • He felt a bit differently when a tiny, horn-like tumor began to grow out of his finger after he moved to Coney Island.

    Boing Boing: November 19, 2006 - November 25, 2006 Archives

  • Unlike the crests of Aldabrachampsus, those of ‘Crocodylus’ robustus were large horn-like growths (see photo above, my hands for scale), and unlike both Aldabrachampsus and Osteolaemus, this species was large and comparable in size to a Nile crocodile Crocodylus niloticus.

    Archive 2006-09-01

  • Known for his great technique and talent for improvisation, Hines' horn-like phrasing and rhythm influenced popular jazz through the swing era and into bebop.

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • And for those who don't know, many bird species have a little horn-like appendage on their beak that helps them to break out of the egg, which later drops off.

    Archive 2008-01-01

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