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  • noun Plural form of hunting-horn.


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  • Behind him he could hear the barking of dogs and the shrill call of hunting-horns.

    The Hawk Eternal Gemmell, David 1995

  • Forest in green satin; these also went three times about the fire, blowing their hunting-horns.

    Christmas: Its Origin and Associations Together with Its Historical Events and Festive Celebrations During Nineteen Centuries William Francis Dawson

  • Then I heard the sound of hunting-horns and the baying of a pack of hounds, deep-mouthed, as if a hunting-party were coming down the mountain-side.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 2, No. 14, December 1858 Various

  • At this moment, hunting-horns resounded in the distance.

    The French Immortals Series — Complete Various

  • The upper part of the house is raised, where stands a gaily-painted column -- red and yellow in festoons; behind which, and over a doorway, is a fresco painting of a summer-house perhaps a representation of some country-seat of the proprietor, on either side are hunting-horns.

    The Illustrated London Reading Book Various

  • The different _postes_ or relays were marked on the maps of the day by little twisted hunting-horns.

    The Automobilist Abroad

  • The light of the lamp shed over the whole scene its amber-coloured hue and left in the shade the old grey and time-stained walls, where hung in ample numbers the brazen convolutions of the hunting-horns and bugles.

    The Man-Wolf and Other Tales Erckmann-Chatrian

  • The scene had been exhilarating, full of color and motion -- laughter and repartee mingling with the adieux of the knights and seigneurs to their ladies, the notes of the hunting-horns, the snorts of impatient steeds, the short expectant bark of the dogs, as the Master of the hounds, the young Count of Jaffa, with his great army of hunters and attendants, moved before the cavalcade into the heart of the forest.

    The Royal Pawn of Venice A Romance of Cyprus Lawrence Turnbull

  • That was the meaning of all the loud halloo -- for that the hounds were unleashed and the hunting-horns sounded.

    Love's Pilgrimage Upton Sinclair 1923

  • Wilhelm walked up and down the streets for a time; he heard a sound of clarionets, hunting-horns and bassoons; it swelled his bosom with delightful feelings.

    Chapter XVII. Book I 1917


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