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  • noun Alternative spelling of hunting horn.


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  • Wishing to see them kindly, he rode away from his attendants and galloped to the castle gate, where he arrived at twilight, and blew his hunting-horn.

    A Child's History of England

  • They are forbidden by our statutes to take one bird by means of another, to shoot beasts with bow or arblast, to halloo to a hunting-horn, or to spur the horse after game.


  • In dark winter mornings, or in short winter afternoons, I sometimes heard a pack of hounds threading all the woods with hounding cry and yelp, unable to resist the instinct of the chase, and the note of the hunting-horn at intervals, proving that man was in the rear.


  • Over his green doublet he wore a sad-coloured nightgown, out of the pocket of which peeped his hunting-horn.

    The Fortunes of Nigel

  • I remember well one gaunt Nimrod who would catch up a leaf by the roadside and play a strain on it wilder and more melodious, if my memory serves me, than any hunting-horn.


  • Lost Water, she heard somebody blow a very strong blast upon a hunting-horn, and immediately afterwards a heavy fall succeeded, as though a large tree had fallen to the ground.

    Folk-lore and Legends: German

  • One of the folding-doors opposite the window opened; the bell of a hunting-horn appeared in the opening, blown at full blast and waking the echoes in the drawing-room.

    The French Immortals Series — Complete

  • This man, they say, became a monk at the monastery of St. Petroc at Bodmin, and the hunting-horn which he carried on the day of his conversion was hung for many years in St. Neot's church.

    Legend Land, Volume 2 Being a Collection of Some of The Old Tales Told in Those Western Parts of Britain Served by The Great Western Railway

  • Joe peeled a canoe-birch for bark for his hunting-horn.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 02, No. 08, June 1858

  • The path, winding up hill, led them to a sylvan-looking lodge, where, instead of a bell, hung a hunting-horn.

    Bluebell A Novel


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