Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having short horns, as cattle: specifically noting the breed of cattle called shorthorns.
  • Having short antennæ, as an insect.

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Examples

  • The only widely found reptile is the short-horned lizard.

    Arizona-New Mexico Mountains Semidesert-Open Woodland - Coniferous Forest - Alpine Meadow Province (Bailey)

  • It's a greater/mountain short-horned lizard, Phrynosoma hernandesi.

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • Come on you short-horned windows-wma-developing losers, get your beehinds in gear.

    The Sudden Curve:

  • The animals took individual shape, round-shouldered, big-headed and short-horned, with shaggy coats and thick legs.

    Genellan- Planetfall

  • Four varieties of the rhinoceros are enumerated by naturalists, but my observation led me to conclude that there are but two, and that the extra species have been formed from differences in their sizes, ages, and the direction of the horns, as if we should reckon the short-horned cattle a different species from the Alderneys or the

    Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa

  • The fourth species (Elaphomia brevicornis, the short-horned deer-fly) differs considerably from the rest.

    The Malay Archipelago

  • To this day, the prized dairy breeds—Jerseys, Guernseys, Brown Swiss, Holsteins—are short-horned cattle that put their energy into making milk rather than muscle and bone.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • (Yes, I know they are short-horned lizards, (Phrynosoma douglassi brevirostre), but they've been horny toads to me since I was less than five years old, and that is what they will stay.)

    grouse Diary Entry

  • Flapping ducks and chickens and short-horned black goats darted wildly to avoid being trampled.

    The Path of Daggers

  • This morning he had been looking over the pack-beasts, a variety of short-horned, broad-backed cattle with stout legs and placid tempers, when one of them caught his attention, perhaps because it moved just a little differently from the rest.

    Elvenblood

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