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hartshorn


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hartshorn  \Harts"horn`\,  n. 
  1.  The  horn  or  antler  of  the  hart,  or  male  red  deer. 
 
  2.  Spirits  of  hartshorn  (see  below);  volatile  salts. 
 
  {Hartshorn  plantain}  (Bot.),  an  annual  species  of  plantain 
  ({Plantago  Coronopus});  --  called  also  {duck's-horn}. 
  --Booth. 
 
  {Hartshorn  shavings},  originally  taken  from  the  horns  of 
  harts,  are  now  obtained  chiefly  by  planing  down  the  bones 
  of  calves.  They  afford  a  kind  of  jelly.  --Hebert. 
 
  {Salt  of  hartshorn}  (Chem.),  an  impure  solid  carbonate  of 
  ammonia,  obtained  by  the  destructive  distillation  of 
  hartshorn,  or  any  kind  of  bone;  volatile  salts.  --Brande  & 
  C. 
 
  {Spirits  of  hartshorn}  (Chem.),  a  solution  of  ammonia  in 
  water;  --  so  called  because  formerly  obtained  from 
  hartshorn  shavings  by  destructive  distillation.  Similar 
  ammoniacal  solutions  from  other  sources  have  received  the 
  same  name 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Hartshorn,  MO 
  Zip  code(s):  65479