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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Poppy  \Pop"py\,  n.;  pl  {Poppies}.  [OE.  popy,  AS  popig  L. 
  papaver.]  (Bot.) 
  Any  plant  or  species  of  the  genus  {Papaver},  herbs  with  showy 
  polypetalous  flowers  and  a  milky  juice.  From  one  species 
  ({Papaver  somniferum})  opium  is  obtained,  though  all  the 
  species  contain  it  to  some  extent;  also  a  flower  of  the 
  plant.  See  Illust.  of  {Capsule}. 
 
  {California  poppy}  (Bot.),  any  yellow-flowered  plant  of  the 
  genus  {Eschscholtzia}. 
 
  {Corn  poppy}.  See  under  {Corn}. 
 
  {Horn},  or  {Horned},  {poppy}.  See  under  {Horn}. 
 
  {Poppy  bee}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  leaf-cutting  bee  ({Anthocopa 
  papaveris})  which  uses  pieces  cut  from  poppy  petals  for 
  the  lining  of  its  cells;  --  called  also  {upholsterer  bee}. 
 
 
  {Prickly  poppy}  (Bot.),  {Argemone  Mexicana},  a 
  yellow-flowered  plant  of  the  Poppy  family,  but  as  prickly 
  as  a  thistle. 
 
  {Poppy  seed},  the  seed  the  opium  poppy  ({P.  somniferum}). 
 
  {Spatling  poppy}  (Bot.),  a  species  of  Silene  ({S.  inflata}). 
  See  {Catchfly}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Horn  \Horn\,  n.  [AS.  horn;  akin  to  D.  horen,  hoorn,  G.,  Icel., 
  Sw.,  &  Dan.  horn,  Goth.  ha['u]rn,  W.,  Gael.,  &  Ir  corn,  L. 
  cornu,  Gr  ?,  and  perh.  also  to  E.  cheer,  cranium,  cerebral; 
  cf  Skr.  [,c]iras  head.  Cf  {Carat},  {Corn}  on  the  foot, 
  {Cornea},  {Corner},  {Cornet},  {Cornucopia},  {Hart}.] 
  1.  A  hard,  projecting,  and  usually  pointed  organ,  growing 
  upon  the  heads  of  certain  animals,  esp.  of  the  ruminants, 
  as  cattle,  goats,  and  the  like  The  hollow  horns  of  the  Ox 
  family  consist  externally  of  true  horn,  and  are  never 
  shed. 
 
  2.  The  antler  of  a  deer,  which  is  of  bone  throughout,  and 
  annually  shed  and  renewed. 
 
  3.  (Zo["o]l.)  Any  natural  projection  or  excrescence  from  an 
  animal,  resembling  or  thought  to  resemble  a  horn  in 
  substance  or  form  esp.: 
  a  A  projection  from  the  beak  of  a  bird,  as  in  the 
  hornbill. 
  b  A  tuft  of  feathers  on  the  head  of  a  bird,  as  in  the 
  horned  owl. 
  c  A  hornlike  projection  from  the  head  or  thorax  of  an 
  insect,  or  the  head  of  a  reptile,  or  fish. 
  d  A  sharp  spine  in  front  of  the  fins  of  a  fish,  as  in 
  the  horned  pout. 
 
  4.  (Bot.)  An  incurved,  tapering  and  pointed  appendage  found 
  in  the  flowers  of  the  milkweed  ({Asclepias}). 
 
  5.  Something  made  of  a  horn,  or  in  resemblance  of  a  horn;  as: 
  a  A  wind  instrument  of  music;  originally,  one  made  of  a 
  horn  (of  an  ox  or  a  ram);  now  applied  to  various 
  elaborately  wrought  instruments  of  brass  or  other 
  metal,  resembling  a  horn  in  shape.  ``Wind  his  horn 
  under  the  castle  wall.''  --Spenser.  See  {French  horn}, 
  under  {French}. 
  b  A  drinking  cup,  or  beaker,  as  having  been  originally 
  made  of  the  horns  of  cattle.  ``Horns  of  mead  and 
  ale.''  --Mason. 
  c  The  cornucopia,  or  horn  of  plenty.  See  {Cornucopia}. 
  ``Fruits  and  flowers  from  Amalth[ae]a's  horn.'' 
  --Milton. 
  d  A  vessel  made  of  a  horn;  esp.,  one  designed  for 
  containing  powder;  anciently,  a  small  vessel  for 
  carrying  liquids.  ``Samuel  took  the  hornof  oil  and 
  anointed  him  [David].''  --1  Sam.  xvi.  13. 
  e  The  pointed  beak  of  an  anvil. 
  f  The  high  pommel  of  a  saddle;  also  either  of  the 
  projections  on  a  lady's  saddle  for  supporting  the  leg. 
  g  (Arch.)  The  Ionic  volute. 
  h  (Naut.)  The  outer  end  of  a  crosstree;  also  one  of  the 
  projections  forming  the  jaws  of  a  gaff,  boom,  etc 
  i  (Carp.)  A  curved  projection  on  the  fore  part  of  a 
  plane. 
  j  One  of  the  projections  at  the  four  corners  of  the 
  Jewish  altar  of  burnt  offering.  ``Joab  .  .  .  caught 
  hold  on  the  horns  of  the  altar.''  --1  Kings  ii  28. 
 
  6.  One  of  the  curved  ends  of  a  crescent;  esp.,  an  extremity 
  or  cusp  of  the  moon  when  crescent-shaped. 
 
  The  moon  Wears  a  wan  circle  round  her  blunted  horns. 
  --Thomson. 
 
  7.  (Mil.)  The  curving  extremity  of  the  wing  of  an  army  or  of 
  a  squadron  drawn  up  in  a  crescentlike  form 
 
  Sharpening  in  mooned  horns  Their  phalanx.  --Milton. 
 
  8.  The  tough,  fibrous  material  of  which  true  horns  are 
  composed,  being  in  the  Ox  family,  chiefly  albuminous, 
  with  some  phosphate  of  lime;  also  any  similar  substance, 
  as  that  which  forms  the  hoof  crust  of  horses,  sheep,  and 
  cattle;  as  a  spoon  of  horn. 
 
  9.  (Script.)  A  symbol  of  strength,  power,  glory,  exaltation, 
  or  pride. 
 
  The  Lord  is  .  .  .  the  horn  of  my  salvation.  --Ps. 
  xviii.  2. 
 
  10.  An  emblem  of  a  cuckold;  --  used  chiefly  in  the  plural. 
  ``Thicker  than  a  cuckold's  horn.''  --Shak. 
 
  {Horn  block},  the  frame  or  pedestal  in  which  a  railway  car 
  axle  box  slides  up  and  down  --  also  called  {horn  plate}. 
 
 
  {Horn  of  a  dilemma}.  See  under  {Dilemma}. 
 
  {Horn  distemper},  a  disease  of  cattle,  affecting  the  internal 
  substance  of  the  horn. 
 
  {Horn  drum},  a  wheel  with  long  curved  scoops,  for  raising 
  water. 
 
  {Horn  lead}  (Chem.),  chloride  of  lead. 
 
  {Horn  maker},  a  maker  of  cuckolds.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  {Horn  mercury}.  (Min.)  Same  as  {Horn  quicksilver}  (below). 
 
  {Horn  poppy}  (Bot.),  a  plant  allied  to  the  poppy  ({Glaucium 
  luteum}),  found  on  the  sandy  shores  of  Great  Britain  and 
  Virginia;  --  called  also  {horned  poppy}.  --Gray. 
 
  {Horn  pox}  (Med.),  abortive  smallpox  with  an  eruption  like 
  that  of  chicken  pox. 
 
  {Horn  quicksilver}  (Min.),  native  calomel,  or  bichloride  of 
  mercury. 
 
  {Horn  shell}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  long,  sharp,  spiral,  gastropod 
  shell,  of  the  genus  {Cerithium},  and  allied  genera. 
 
  {Horn  silver}  (Min.),  cerargyrite. 
 
  {Horn  slate},  a  gray,  siliceous  stone. 
 
  {To  haul  in  one's  horns},  to  withdraw  some  arrogant 
  pretension.  [Colloq.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Horn  \Horn\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  furnish  with  horns;  to  give  the  shape  of  a  horn  to 
 
  2.  To  cause  to  wear  horns;  to  cuckold.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  horn 
  n  1:  a  device  (as  at  parties  or  games)  that  makes  a  loud  noise 
  when  you  blow  through  it 
  2:  one  of  the  bony  outgrowths  on  the  heads  of  certain  ungulates 
  3:  a  noise  made  by  the  driver  of  an  automobile  to  give  warning; 
  4:  a  high  pommel  of  a  saddle 
  5:  a  brass  musical  instrument  with  a  brilliant  tone;  has  a 
  narrow  tube  and  a  flared  bell  and  is  played  by  means  of 
  valves  [syn:  {cornet},  {trumpet}] 
  6:  any  outgrowth  from  the  head  of  an  organism  that  resembles  a 
  horn 
  7:  the  material  (mostly  keratin)  that  covers  the  horns  of 
  ungulates  and  forms  hooves  and  claws  and  nails 
  8:  a  device  that  makes  a  loud  warning  sound 
  9:  a  brass  musical  instrument  consisting  of  a  conical  tube  that 
  is  coiled  into  a  spiral  and  played  by  means  of  valves 
  [syn:  {French  horn}] 
  10:  a  device  on  an  automobile  for  making  a  warning  noise  [syn:  {automobile 
  horn},  {car  horn},  {motor  horn}] 
  v  :  stab  or  pierce  with  a  horn  or  tusk;  of  animals  [syn:  {tusk}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Horn 
  Trumpets  were  at  first  horns  perforated  at  the  tip,  used  for 
  various  purposes  (Josh.  6:4,5). 
 
  Flasks  or  vessels  were  made  of  horn  (1  Sam.  16:1,  13;  1  Kings 
  1:39). 
 
  But  the  word  is  used  also  metaphorically  to  denote  the 
  projecting  corners  of  the  altar  of  burnt  offerings  (Ex.  27:2) 
  and  of  incense  (30:2).  The  horns  of  the  altar  of  burnt  offerings 
  were  to  be  smeared  with  the  blood  of  the  slain  bullock  (29:12; 
  Lev.  4:7-18).  The  criminal,  when  his  crime  was  accidental,  found 
  an  asylum  by  laying  hold  of  the  horns  of  the  altar  (1  Kings 
  1:50;  2:28). 
 
  The  word  also  denotes  the  peak  or  summit  of  a  hill  (Isa.  5:1, 
  where  the  word  hill"  is  the  rendering  of  the  same  Hebrew  word). 
 
  This  word  is  used  metaphorically  also  for  strength  (Deut. 
  33:17)  and  honour  (Job  16:15;  Lam.  2:3).  Horns  are  emblems  of 
  power,  dominion,  glory,  and  fierceness,  as  they  are  the  chief 
  means  of  attack  and  defence  with  the  animals  endowed  with  them 
  (Dan.  8:5,  9;  1  Sam.  2:1;  16:1,  13;  1  Kings  1:39;  22:11;  Josh. 
  6:4,  5;  Ps  75:5,  10;  132:17;  Luke  1:69,  etc.).  The  expression 
  "horn  of  salvation,"  applied  to  Christ,  means  a  salvation  of 
  strength,  or  a  strong  Saviour  (Luke  1:69).  To  have  the  horn 
  exalted"  denotes  prosperity  and  triumph  (Ps.  89:17,  24).  To 
  "lift  up"  the  horn  is  to  act  proudly  (Zech.  1:21). 
 
  Horns  are  also  the  symbol  of  royal  dignity  and  power  (Jer. 
  48:25;  Zech.  1:18;  Dan.  8:24). 
 




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