Stag-horned

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Stag-horned (Zoöl) Having the mandibles large and palmate, or branched somewhat like the antlers of a stag; -- said of certain beetles.
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Quotations

  • Ezra Pound
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    “'Tis the white stag, Fame, we're a-hunting, bid the world's hounds come to horn!”

Usage

In literature:

STAG, one-horned, supposed heredity of character in, ii.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume II (of 2)" by Charles Darwin
He dug down to the river-level, and found neither ox-bone nor stag-horn.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
F is broken, but what remains of it is a bit of stag's horn.
"Just So Stories" by Rudyard Kipling
The hunting net was drawn closer and closer, already the dogs were on the track and the horn gave a signal that they were near the stag.
"The Golden Age in Transylvania" by Mór Jókai
The Stag shed his horns earlier than in the previous year, and began to grow a finer pair than any that he had yet worn.
"The Story of a Red Deer" by J. W. Fortescue
The tailor could do nothing but hold on tight with both hands to the stag's horns and resign himself to his fate.
"The Green Fairy Book" by Various
Some were of stag's-horn, light above and heavy below.
"The Adventurous Simplicissimus being the description of the Life of a Strange vagabond named Melchior Sternfels von Fuchshaim" by Hans Jacob Christoph von Grimmelshausen
The Stag and his Horns.
"Story Lessons of Character Building (Morals) and Manners" by Loïs Bates
The males much resemble stags, but none in any of the herds had now more than one branch to their horns.
"Lachesis Lapponica" by Carl von Linné
Next moment he sprang out of the saddle, and took the stag by the horns.
"The Finger of Fate" by Mayne Reid
The walls were panelled with carved oak and adorned with stags' horns, suits of armour, halberds, swords, and crossbows.
"The Golden Galleon" by Robert Leighton
He also had some hopes that he might secure one of the big stags before they dropped their horns.
"Life of Frederick Courtenay Selous, D.S.O." by J.G. Millais
Horns of ibex, 257. stag, 258.
"Omphalos" by Philip Henry Gosse
They are very narrow, with crinkled edges, and the upper half of the leaf branches into three or four parts, like a stag's horn.
"Flowers Shown to the Children" by C. E. Smith
He had a tuft of white heather and stag-horn moss in one hand, and with a sudden impulse he held it out gaily to her.
"Red Rowans" by Flora Annie Steel
These brothers fought, Joskeha using as weapon the horns of a stag, Tawiscara the wild-rose.
"Demonology and Devil-lore" by Moncure Daniel Conway
But it casts its horn like a stag, and the hunters find it in the deserts.
"Mythical Monsters" by Charles Gould
Their arms are wooden bows and arrows pointed with stag's-horn or flint.
"The Oera Linda Book" by Anonymous
At the entrance to the Common Hall in Posen there has been, no one knows for how long, a stag-horn fixed into the wall.
"Solomon Maimon: An Autobiography." by Solomon Maimon
The gallery of horns is very particular for the vast beams of stags, elks, antelopes, etc.
"The Diary of John Evelyn (Vol 1 of 2)" by John Evelyn
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In poetry:

Without the wall a birch-tree shows
Its drooped and tasselled head;
Within, a stag-horned sumach grows,
Fern-leafed, with spikes of red.
"The Old Burying-Ground" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Against the swart magnolias' sheen
Pronged maples, like a stag's new horn,
Stand gouted red upon the green,
In March when shaggy buds are shorn.
"Carolina Spring Song" by William Hervey Allen Jr
Up springs, from yonder tangled thorn,
A stag more white than mountain snow;
A louder rung the Wildgrave's horn,
"Hark forward, forward! holla, ho!"
"The Wild Huntsman" by Sir Walter Scott
He spurs his horse, he winds his horn,
"Hark forward, forward, holla, ho!"—
But off, on whirlwind's pinions borne,
The stag, the hut, the hermit, go.
"The Wild Huntsman" by Sir Walter Scott