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lozenges, horehound (Marrubium vulgare) is
a popular remedy for coughs.

*hor-en, v.i. [Icel. hora; O. H. Ger. huoron.]
[Hore (1), s.] To commit adultery or forni-
cation ; to go whoring.

* horgh, *norie, s. [A.S. horg, horh.] Dirt,
filth.

*horghen, v.t [M. H. Ger. horgen.] [Horqh.]
To make dirty or filthy.

* hori, * hoori, * horwe, * horowe, a.

[A.S. horig.] Dirty, filthy, obscene.

"With tonges horwe." Chaucer: C. M., 206.

hor'-i-a, s. [Lat. = a small vessel, a fishine-
smack'(?).j

Entom. : A genus of Cantharidee. Accord-
ing to Lansdown Guilding, a West Indian
species is parasitic on a solitary bee, Xylocopa
teredo.

hor-i'-zon, *or-i-zont, s. [Lat. horizon,
from Gr. opifav (horizon) = (as adj.) dividing,
separating, bounding, limiting; (as subst.)
the horizon [def.] ; Sp. &Port. horizonte; ItaL
orozzonte ; Prov. orizon.]
L Ordinary Language :

1. Lit. : The circular line where the sky
and the earth seem, to a spectator on the sur-
face of the latter, to meet. [II.]

. " When the morning sun shall raise his car
Above the border of the horizon."

Shakesp. : 3 Henry VI., iv. 1.

2. Fig. : Anything bounding one's mental
vision.

" While the authors of all these evils were idly and
stupidly gazing on this menacing meteor, which
blackened all their horizon"— Burke : On the Nabob of
Arcots Debts.

II, Technically :

1. Astron. : The horizon, in the sense 1. 1,
is called by astronomers the sensible visible,
or physical horizon. It is not at right angles
to a vertical line at the place, for if vision be
unimpeded, say when one looks from a vessel's
deck on a clear day, the rotundity of the
earth allows him to see a little more of the
sky than if his eye were at the surface of
the sphere. If he looks from a mountain top
the error becomes of consequence. The term
"sensible," "visible," or "physical" hori-
zon is therefore often used, though not quite
accurately, for a plane supposed to be ex-
tended from the observer's eye at right angles
to a vertical line at the place and extending to
the celestial vault. The horizon convenient for
astronomical purposes, and called the astro-
nomical or rational horizon, is different from
this. The spectator's eye is supposed to be,



fate, fat, fare, amidst, what, fall, father; we, wet, here, camel, her, there;
or, wore, wolf, work, who, son ; mute, cub, cure, unite, cur, rule, full ; try,



pine, pit, sire, sir, marine; go, pot,
Syrian, se, ce = e. ey = a. qu = kw.



horizontal— horn



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not at the surface, but at the centre of the
earth, with the planet transparent enough
not to impede vision. The astronomical hori-
zon of Greenwich observatory would be ob-
tained by supposing a line drawn downwards
from that spot to the earth's centre, and a
plane everywhere at right angles to that line,
to extend from the latter spot to the celestial
vault. It would form a great circle, both of
the earth and of the heavens. Sometimes
what is called an "artificial horizon" is
needed, and is formed by the reflecting sur-
face of a fluid

2. Geol. : A term used with regard to the
apparent age of strata. Strata which appear,
broadly speaking, contemporaneous or horao-
taxial are said to be on the same horizon.

3. Naut. : In the same sense as 1. 1.
U Dip of the horizon :

Astron. & Geog, : The angle by which the
visible horizon is depressed below the direc-
tion of a spirit-level.

horizon-bounded, a. Beaching to the
horizon, or as far as sight will reach.

" Immense horizon-bounded plaiiiB succeed."

Byron: Childe Harold, 1. 31.

horizon-glasses, s. pi.

Optics : The two speculums on one of the
radii of a quadrant or sextant. The one half
of the fore horizon-glass is silvered, while the
other half is transparent, in order that an
object may be seen directly through it. The
back horizon-glass is silvered above and be-
low, but has a transparent stripe across the
middle, through which the horizon can be seen.

hor Iz on'-tal, a. [Fr.]

1. Pertaining or relating to the horizon.

2. At or near the horizon. {Milton: P. L.,
i. 595.)

3. Parallel to the horizon ; level ; perpen-
dicular to a vertical line.

"And Beveral little shrubs will grow from one horiz-
ontal bed of salt."— Grew : Cosmo. Sacra, bk. t.,ch. ill.,
§29.

4. Measured or contained in a plane of the
horizon : as, horizontal distance.

horizontal-cornice, 5.

Arch.. : The level portion of the cornice of a
pediment, under the two inclined cornices.

horizontal-dial, s. A dial with a plane
parallel to the horizon, having its gnomon
elevated according to the latitude of the
place.

horizontal-drill, s.

Machinery: A boring-machine whose drill-
arbor works horizontally and parallel with
the bed to which the work is dogged.

horizontal escapement, s.

Hor. : An escapement in which the impulse
is given by the wedge-shaped teeth of a hori-
zontal wheel acting on a notched hollow
cylinder on the axis of the balance. It was
invented by Graham, about 1700.

horizontal-fire, s.

Mil. : The discharge of pieces at point-blank
range, or at very low elevations.

horizontal-lathe, s.

Machinery : A vertical turning and boring
machine.

horizontal-leaf, s.

Bot. : A leaf of which the upper surface
makes a right angle with the stem.

horizontal-line, s.

Persp. : That line drawn through a picture
at the point in the extreme distance where
the sky and earth meet ; or, at the line of the
height of the eye in a picture.

horizontal-mill, s. A mill in which the
acting surfaces are in a horizontal plane at
right angles to the vertical axis of the rotating
stone or stones. The term is in contradis-
tinction to the edge-mill, otherwise known as
the Chilian mill.

horizontal parallax, *. [Parallax.]

horizontal-plane, s. A plane parallel
to the horizon ; specif., in persp., a plane cut-
ting the perspective plane at right angles.

horizontal-projection, s. A projec-
tion on a plane parallel tu the horizon.

horizontal-range, e.

Ordnance: The distance at which a projec-



tile falls or strikes a horizontal plane, what-
ever be the angle of elevation.

horizontal-root, s.

Bot. : A root which lies horizontally on the
ground.

horizontal steam - engine, s. An

engine the axis of whose cylinder is horizontal.

horizontal water-wheel, s.

Hydraul. & Engin. : A water-wheel running
on a vertical axis, as do the turbines generally.
The term is, however, specifically applied to a
wheel having radial floats upon which a stream
of water is dashed, usually from a considerable
elevation. The floats may be set spirally, so
as the better to receive the impact of the
water.

hor-Iz-on-tal'-i-tSr, s. [Eng. horizontal;
•ity.] The quality or state of being horizontal.

hor-iz-on -tal-ly, adv. [Eng. horizontal ;
-ly.] In a horizontal position or direction ; in
a line parallel to the horizon ; on a level.

" It is occasionally requisite that the object-end of the
instrument be moved up and down its well as horizon-
taUy."—Paley: Jfat. Theol., ch. viii.

hor min' -i dse, s. pi. [Lat. hormin(um)
(q.v.); fern.- pi. adj. suff. -idw.]

Bot. : A family of Labiates, tribe Monardese.

hor - mi' - num, s. [Lat. horminum ; Gr.
oafxtvov {horminon) = the plant described in
tlie def ; dpfiau (hormao) = to excite ; the hor-
minum of the ancients being reputed an
aphrodisiac]

Bot. : The typical genus of the family Hor-
minidee (q.v.). H. pyrenaicum, a beautiful
plant, has been introduced into Britain from
the mountainous parts of continental Europe.

horminum clary, «.

Bot. : Salvia Horminum.

nor mo- spbr' a, s. [Gr. op/xos (hormos) = a
cord, a chain, a necklace, and avopa (spora),
a-iropos (sporoa) = a spore or seed.]

Bot. ; The typical genus of the sub-order
Hormosporeaa. Two species, Hormospora
ramosa, and H. mutabilis, are British.
(Harvey : Brit. Mar. Alga.)

hor-mo-spoV-e-se, 5. pi. [Mod. Lat. hor-
mosporia) ; Lat. fern. pi. adj. suff. -ece.]

Bot. : A sub-order of Algals, order Paliuel-
lacese. The cells are contained in 'Confervoid
simple or branched tubular filaments. Con-
tains only one known genus. [Hormospora.]
(Harvey : Brit. Mar. Algce.)

Hor miizd, s. [Zend.] In the Zoroastrian
Creed, the Good Principle or Being supposed
to have created light, and to be the originator
and patron of all good in the universe. He is
perpetually in conflict with Ahriman, the Evil
Principle or Being. [Ahriman.] He has
under him a hierarchy of angels. [Zoroas-
trianism.]

horn, s. & a. [A.S. ; cogn. with Icel., Dan.,
Sw., & Ger. horn; Goth, haurn; Ir., Gael., &
Wei. com; Lat. comu.]

A. As substantive :

I. Ordinary Language :

1. In the same sense as II.

"No beast that hath horns hath upper teeth." —
Bacon ; Ifat. Hist., § 753.

2. The material or substance of which horns
are composed.

"There is no staff more reverend than one tipped
with horn."— Shakesp. : Much Ado About Nothing, v. i.

3. Anything made of or resembling a horn
in shape.

(1) A powder-flask : originally made of »
horn.

(2) A drinking-cup : so called from having
been originally made of horn. Now the name
is applied to a similar vessel, even if made of
other material ; a beaker.

(3) The cornucopia or horn of plenty.
[Cornucopia.]

(4) In the same sense as II. 8.

"Some of them had actually been proscribed by
sound of horn for the crime of withstanding his law-
ful commands."— M acaulap ; Hist. Eng., ch. xiii.

(5) Used as a symbol of plenty [(3).]

1 ' With his horn full of good news."

Shakesp. : Merchant of Venice, v. I.
*4. A draught from a horn; a hornful.
(Now only in use in America.)



5. Anything resembling a horn in relative
position or use ; anything projecting like a
horn.

(1) The feeler of an insect, snail, &c.

"Tender horns of cockled snails.''

Shakesp. : Love's Labour's Lost, iv. 3.

(2) An extremity of the moon when on the
wane or waxing.

* (3) An extremity of a wing of an army or
body of soldiers, drawn up in crescent form.

(4) A long horn-like projection of some
precious metal, worn on the forehead by the
natives of some Asiatic countries.

* (5) The imaginary antler or projection on
the forehead of a cuckold.

(6) A branch of a subdivided stream.

* 6. A deer.

" My lady goes to kill hornt."

Shakesp. : Love's Labour's Lost, lv. L
II. Technically :

1. Comp. Anat. & Physiol. : ,The horns of
animals are of three kinds : (1) those com-
posed of bone, as the antlers of the deer ;

(2) those consisting of epidermic formations,
as the horns of the rhinoceros and the buffalo ;

(3) those partly bone and partly epidermic, as
in the case of the cow.

2. Botany:

(1) (Gen.): Any stiff awl-shaped process.

(2) (Plj ; A number of elongate antherozoids,
found in the antheridia of Vaucheria.

3. Arch. : The Ionic volute.

4. Forging : The beak of an anvil around
which objects are bent.

5. Mechanics :

(1) A projecting portion of an object.

(2) One of the prongs or crutches of an
elevating screw or jack.

(3) A curved projection on the forepart of a
plane.

6. Mining :

(1) A spoon or scoop of horn, in which
washings are tested in prospecting.

(2) (PI.): The guides for the ropes on the
drums.

7. Milling : One of the points of a driver,
on the summit of a millstone spindle, which
project into the coffins of the runner to convey
the motion of the spindle to it.

8. Music : The proper orchestral horn is the
French horn, a metal wind instrument, formed
of a continuous tube twisted into a curved
shape for the convenience of holding. It is
furnished with a mouthpiece and a bell. The
mouthpiece is movable, so as to allow addi-
tional pieces of tubing called crooks to be
added to its length, in order to alter its pitch.
The bell is sufficiently wide to admit the hand
of the player. The horn of military and other
brass bands is usually some form of the Saxe-
horn (q.v.).

9. Nautical :

(1) The arm of a cleat or kevel.

(2) One member of the jaw of a boom.

10. Physiol. : [IL 1]

11. Saddlery:

(1) The high pommel of a Spanish or half-
Spanish saddle, sometimes made of horn.

(2) The projections on the forward part of a
woman's saddle, between which the right leg
is placed. The inside one is the small horn,
the outer the large horn.

12. Script. : A horn is symbolical —

(1) Of strength, power, or might (physical
or political) (Ps. Ixxv. 10 ; Jer. xlviii. 25 ; Lam.
ii. 3, 17).

H Hence kings, rulers, kingdoms, or em-
pires are often viewed prophetically as horns
(Dan. vii. 20, 21, 24, viii. 3, 6, 7, 20 : Rev.
xiii. 1, 11).

(2) Of glory or reputation arising from that
strength or power (1 Sain. ii. 1, 10 ; Job
xvi. 15 ; Ps. Ixxxix. 17, 24, cxlviii. 14).

(3) Of insolence generated by it(Ps. Ixxv. 4, 5).

13. Surg. : Sometimes, though rarely, horns,
tending to become spiral, grow from the scalp
or even from the face or trunk of man.

IT (1) Horn with horn, horn under horn :

Law : The promiscuous feeding of all kinds
of horned cattle, not excluding bulls on the
same common. (Spelman.)

(2) To put to the horn :

Scots Law: To outlaw a person; to de-



boll, boy; pout, jo%l; cat, 9011, chorus, chin, bench; go, gem; thin, this; sin, as; expect, Xenophon, exist, -ing.
-cian, -tian .-.- shan. -tion, -sion — shun: -tion, -sion — zhun. -tious. cious, -sious = shus. -blc, -die, &c. = bel, del.



220



horn— horned



nounee as a rebel. This was done by an
official at the cross of Edinburgh, who,
amongst other formalities, gave three blasts
on a horn, by which the person named was
considered to be proclaimed outlaw for con-
tempt of the sovereign's authority.

B. As adj. : Made of the material described
in A.

* horn-band, s. A band of trumpeters.

* horn-beast, s. An animal with horns ;
a deer. (Shakesp. : As You Like It, iii. 3.)

horn-bug, s.

Entom. : A popular name given in America
to Lucanus capreolus, and some other species of
stag beetle. The resemblance to a horn is in
the projecting jaws. They are not bugs.

horn-card, s. A graduated drafting scale
or protractor, made of horn.

horn-core, t>.

Compar. Anat. & Zool. : An osseous process
of the frontal bone in those mammals which
have permanent horns, as distinguished from
antlers shed every year.

"Though a sheep may have the horn-cores usually
found in goats, a goat never has the horn-cores usually
found in sheep."— (jrecnwcll\: British Barrows, p. 741.

horn-distemper, s. A disease of cattle
affecting the substance of the horns.

horn-drum, «,

Hydr. Eng. : A water-raising wheel divided
into sections by curved partitions. It re-
sembles one form of tympanum (q.v.).

horn-eel, *.

Ichtk. : A name given, chiefly in Edinburgh,

to the Sand-eel, Ammodytes Tobianus.

horn-grass, s.

Bot. : The genus Ceratochloa. The large-
spiked Horn-grass, C. umoloM.es, was intro-
duced into Biitain in 1788 from North America.

horn- lantern, s. A lantern havingplates
of horn instead of glass.

* horn-mad, a. Furiously mad ; mad
like an infuriated bull.

" If this phould ever happen, thou wouldst be liorn-
i mad," — Shakesp. : Much Ado About Nothing, i. 1.

horn-maker, a.

1. Lit. : One who makes horns ; one who
makes drinking cups of horn.

* 2. Fig. : A maker of cuckolds.



t horn - mercury, s. [Horn -quick-
silver, j

horn-mould, s.

Bot. : Ceratium, a genus of Fungals.

horn-of-plenty, s. [Cornucopia.]

Botany ;

1. The rendering of Cornucopias, a genus of
grasses, of which one species, C. cucullatum,
was introduced into Britain, from the Levant,
in 17S8.

2. Fedia cornucopia.
horn-pike, s.

Ichthy. : Belone vulgaris, the Garfish (q.v.).

horn-plant, s,

Bot. : Ecklonia buccinalis.

horn-plate, s.

Rail. Eng. ; The axle-guard or vertical frame
in which an axle-box slides up and down as
the springs dilate and contract.

horn-pock, s.

Pathol. : An old name for a mild variety of
smallpox, in which the eruption, never con-
fluent, consists of pustules, hard to the touch,
and called seedy or horny. They mature sepa-
rately, and "turn" on the fifth day. Called
also stone-pock.

horn-poppy, *. The same as Horned-
poppy (q.v.).

horn-presser, s. One who presses horn
softened by heat into moulds, &c.

horn-quicksilver, s.

Min. : The same as Calomel (q.v.).
horn-silver, s.

Min. : The same as Chlorargyrite (.Bri^k
Museum Catalogue). The same as Cerargyrite
(Dana).



horn-tip, s.

Husbandry : A button or knob placed on the
end of the horn of an animal of the cow kind,
put on to render the horn less dangerous, or
for ornament.

horn weed, s.

Bot. : Laminar ia buccinalis, an algal.

* horn, v.t. [Horn, $.]

1. Lit. : To furnish or provide with horns.

2. Fig. : To cuckold ; to make a cuckold of.

" You have a goodly gift in horning."

Shakesp. : Titos Andronicus, ii. 3.

horn-beak, s. [Eng. horn, and beak.]

Ichthy. : The garfish (q.v.). Called also the
horn-pike, &c.

horn' beam, s. [Eng. Jwrn, and &eam(q.v.).]
Bot. : Carpinus Betulus, and the genus Car-
pin us (q.v.).

"The hornbeam, in Latin the Carpinus, is planted
ol sets." — Evelyn: Sylva, ch. xii., § 1.

% Hop hornbeavi :
Bot. : Ostrya vulgaris.

horn' -bill, s. & a. [Eng. horn, and bill. The
name does not mean that the bill is more
horny than that of other birds, but that it
has a protuberance or knob which may be
called a horn.]

A. As substantive :

Ornithology :

1. Sing. : Any species of the genus Buceros,
the best known being Buceros Rhinoceros, from




HORNBILL.

India and the Indian Archipelago. Sir Joseph
Hooker found a forest near Darjeeling full of
hornbills.

2. PI. : The family Bucerotidse or Bucerida?
(q.v.).

B. As adj. : Having a bill with at least
some faint resemblance to a horn.

horabill-cuckoos, s. pi.

Ornith. : The name given by Swainson to
Crotophaginffi, a sub-family of Cuculidte. The
resemblance to a horn, which is exceedingly
slight, is in the high-arched upper mandible.

horn' -blende, s. & a. [Ger. hornblende, from
horn = a horn, and blenden = to make blind,
to dazzle.]
A. As substantive :

1. Mill, : According to Dana, a sub-variety
of aluminous amphibole, ranked with parga-
site (q.v.) as aluminous magnesia, lime-iron
amphibole. It consists of the greenish- black
and black kinds, whether in stout crystals or
long-bladed, columnar- fibrous or massive-
granular. The Brit. Mus. Cat. makes horn-
blende the genus, and amphibole one of its
synonyms.

2. Geol. : According to Lyell hornblende is
one of the five most abundant simple minerals
of which rocks are composed, the others being
felspar, quartz, mica, and carbonate of lime.
It is closely akin to augite, but the forms of
the crystals in the two species are different,
and the cleavage parallel to the faces of the
oblique prism in hornblende are more strongly
marked than the corresponding cleavage in
augite. The two are very rarely associated in
the same rock, and when they are so, horn-
blende is in the mass of the rock, where cool-
ing was slow, and the augite in cavities, where
it was probably rapid. In a paper by Dr.
Bundjiro Koto, of Japan, on the minerals of
that country, read before the Geological Society
of London in 1884, it was mentioned that



hornblende crystals had been found with their
peripheral portion converted into augite.

B. As adj. : The same as Hornblendic (q.v.).

hornblende-andesite, s.

Petrol. : An andesite, either with or without
quartz In the former case it has been called
dacite, from its occurring extensively in Dacia.
(Rutley.)

hornblende-gabbro, s.

Petrol. : A rock presenting the blended
character of gabbro and hornblende. The name
was introduced by the Rev. E. Hill, F.G.S.,
and was characterized by Mr. Rutley as a very
useful petrographical one.

"Its oval area between St. Sampson's and St. Peter's

Port [in Guernsey] is occupied by hornblendic rocks.

' locally called ' birds'-eye,' which mayfbe described as

' hornblendti-gabbros.' "—Jiev. E. Hill, P.6.S., in Proc.

Geol. Soc., Session 1883-4, pp. 80, 81.

hornblende-gneiss, *. [Hornblendio

GNEISS. ]

hornblende-rock, s,

Geol. : A greenstone composed principally
of granular hornblende or augite. (Leonhard,
Lyell, &c.)

hornblende-schist, 1 hornblende-
slate, s.

Geol. : The name given by Maculloch to a
metamorphic rock, usually black, composed,
according to Lyell, principally of hornblende,
with a variable quantity of felspar and occa-
sional grains of quartz, or, according to Rut-
ley, of hornblende and quartz. When the
schistose chai'acter is not apparent, and the
hornblende and felspar are in nearly equal
proportions, it approaches greenstone. Lyell
thinks that some hornblende schists may be
metamorphosed volcanic rocks. When horn-
blende-schist, consists almost exclusively of
hornblende it is called amphibolite.

hornblende-syenite, &-.

Petrol. : A rock consisting chiefly of ortho-
clase and hornblende, occasionally with a little
triclinic felspar. Prevailing colours red, brown,
and white; the hornblende is usually greenish-
black. The rock sometimes has in it epidote,
magnetite, sphene, and pyrites. (Rutley.)

horn- blend' -ic, i'. [Eng., &c, JwrnUend(e) ;

-ic]

Min., Petrol., d> Geol. : Of, belonging to, or
more or less consisting of hornblende (q.v.).

hornblendic - gneiss, hornblende-
gneiss, s,

Petrol. .- A rock consisting of orthoclase,
and hornblende, with a little or no quartz.
Called also syeuitic gneiss (q.v.). It some-
times passes into hornblende schist (q.v.).
(Rutley.)

hornblendic granite, s.

Petrol. : A rock of the same composition as
hornblendic gneiss, but not stratitied. Called
also syenite (q.v.).

* horn' -bid w-er, s. [Eng. horn, and blower.]

One who blows on or plays a horn.

* horn' -book, 5. [Eng. horn, and bookJl

1. A primer of the fifteenth century. The
alphabet, vowels, and Lord's Prayer were
printed on a slip of paper, which was covered
with a thin layer of horn to keep it from
being torn. Hence used for the alphabet or
rudiments of knowledge.

2. A book containing the elements or rudi-
ments of any science ; a primer, a manual.

" He teaches boys the hornbook.'
- * t ' 1 Shakesp. : Love's Labour's Lost, v. i.

horned, a. [Eng. horn; -ed.]

1. Ordinary Language :

l'Lit. : Furnished or provided with horns \
bearing horns.

" The ox is the only liorned animal, iu these islands,
that will apply bis strength to the service of inan-
~kiu.il." —Pennant : British Zool. ; The Ox.

2. Fig. : Having extremities like horns.

" The liorned moon to shine by night."

MUton : Trans. Ps. cxxxvi.

II. Technically :

1. Bot. : Terminating in a process like a
horn, as the fruit of Trapa bicornis. There
may be two or three horns.

2. Her. : Applied to animals represented as
bearing horns. They are said to be horned of
such a metal or colour when the tincture of
the horns differs from that of the animal it-
self or from the proper colour of such horns.



fate, fat, fare, amidst, what, fall, father; we, wet, here, camel, her, there; pine, pit, sire, sir, marine; go, p£fc,
or f wore, wolf, work. wn6,'son; mute, cub, cure, unite, cur, rule, full; try, Syrian. se f ce- ©; ey= a. qu = kw.



hornedness— hornwort



221



liorned beetles, s. pi.

Entom. : The name given by Swainson to
Megasominas (q.v.), which he makes a sub-
order of the lamellicorn family Cetoniadaa.

horned-cicadas, 5. pi.

Entom. : The name given by Swainson to
Centronotidte, arranged by him as a family of
Homoptera. The thorax is enormously de-
veloped, and has on each side an acute spine
pointing outwards so as to resemble the horns
of a bull, while the hinder part is prolonged
into another spine. Swainson found about a
hundred species in tropical America, not half
of them described before in books. Two
species occur in England, one of them, Centro-
notus comutus, not uncommon.

horned-hog, «.

Zool. : The Babyroussa (q.v.).
horned-horse, s.

Zool. : The gnu (q.v.).
horned-lark, s.
Ornith. : Alauda penicillata.
horned owl, «.

Ornith. : Bubo gr Asio, a genus of Strigidse.
1 The English name refers to a double crest or a
pair of egrets ornamenting the large head.
£Bubo,]

horned-pheasant, s.

Ornith. : Ceriornis Blythii.

horned pond-weed, s. A British Naiad
Zannichellia palustris, and the genus Zani-
chellia (q.v.).

horned-poppy, horn-poppy, s.

Bot. : Glauciwm, luteum, and the genus Glau-
•cium (q.v.).

horned-ray, s.

Ichthy. : Cephaloptera, a genus of Raiid*.
Spec, C. Glorna.

horned screamer, $.

Ornith. : Palamedea cornuta, a South Ameri-
can grallatorial bird, larger than a goose, with
a long, slender, mobile horn projecting from



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