horny

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj horny made of horn (or of a substance resembling horn)
    • adj horny having horns or hornlike projections "horny coral","horny (or horned) frog"
    • adj horny feeling great sexual desire "feeling horny"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Horny Composed or made of horn, or of a substance resembling horn; of the nature of horn. "The horny . . . coat of the eye."
    • Horny Hard; callous. "His horny fist."
    • Horny Having horns or hornlike projections.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • horny Consisting or composed of horn, or something like horn; corneous.
    • horny Resembling horn; hard or otherwise like horn; callous: as, horny hands.
    • horny Specifically — In entomology, chitinous: used to designate any hard part of the integument or interior organs of an insect.
    • horny In botany, hard and close in texture, but not brittle, as the albumen of many plants.
    • horny In sponges, fibrous; ceratodous, as an ordinary sponge, as distinguished from a chalk-sponge or a glass-sponge.
    • horny Having a horn or horns; having corns, callosities, or processes like horns.
    • n horny The devil, as usually represented with horns: generally with the prefix old (Scotch auld.) Also spelled Hornie.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Horny like horn: hard: callous
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Quotations

  • Edward Flaherty
    Edward Flaherty
    “You couldn't get a clue during the clue mating season in a field full of horny clues if you smeared your body with clue musk and did the clue mating dance.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. horn; Scand. and Ger. horn, Gael. and W. corn, L. cornu, Gr. keras.

Usage

In literature:

Instead of wings it has on its sides a bunch of horny black spines like porcupine quills.
"The Mate of the Lily" by W. H. G. Kingston
It was thin, horny, transparent, and sonorous.
"Jacob Faithful" by Captain Frederick Marryat
Evidently Butterface shared his hopes, for he showed the whites of his eyes and grinned amazingly as he clenched his horny hands.
"The Giant of the North" by R.M. Ballantyne
What them kerridge fellows needs is a bash or two in the jaw from the horny hand of toil.
"St. Cuthbert's" by Robert E. Knowles
The prisoner's great horny hand descended upon the curly head and for a moment the fingers of the girl tried to pry the wrinkled eyelids open.
"Tess of the Storm Country" by Grace Miller White
Corneous: of a horny or chitinous substance; resembling horn in texture.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
The horny exterior is then cut into three portions by means of a frame saw.
"Cattle and Their Diseases" by Robert Jennings
Being somewhat horny-handed, he seized pick and shovel and went to work in earnest.
"Over the Rocky Mountains to Alaska" by Charles Warren Stoddard
Take the lock out and hide William where they can't any of my horny-handed friends find him.
"The Man Next Door" by Emerson Hough
The thick, hard, horny substance must be separated from the jaw; and it sometimes turns the edge of the axe like iron would.
"Swept Out to Sea" by W. Bertram Foster
Then Irma, safe in her married state, would set herself down by some shy, horny-fisted fellow, all nose and knuckles.
"The Dew of Their Youth" by S. R. Crockett
The wings are large and strong, and situated, as in all the beetle tribe, under the horny wing-covers.
"Country Walks of a Naturalist with His Children" by W. Houghton
The horny appendix to its tail, with which it sounds the warning of its presence, is enough to distinguish it.
"Boy Scouts Handbook" by Boy Scouts of America
Then, taking the former's hand in his horny clasp, bore the boy towards the house.
"The Twins of Suffering Creek" by Ridgwell Cullum
Would he not be asked what he had done to make them so black and horny?
"Timar's Two Worlds" by Mór Jókai
They felt the horny talons searching their flesh and the hungry beaks tearing at their eyeballs.
"The Crimson Gardenia and Other Tales of Adventure" by Rex Beach
As a matter of fact, the old fisherman's soles were horny, tough as any leather.
"When the Cock Crows" by Waldron Baily
Cole peered up, his horny hand over his eyes.
"The Variable Man" by Philip K. Dick
Larger, watery cinnamon, papilla somewhat horny; sp.
"European Fungus Flora: Agaricaceae" by George Massee
I flung out one desperate hand and struck a horny object.
"The Frontier Boys in the Grand Canyon" by Wyn Roosevelt
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In poetry:

A laboring man, with horny hands,
Who swung the axe, who tilled his lands,
Who shrank from nothing new,
But did as poor men do!
"Abraham Lincoln: An Horatian Ode" by Richard Henry Stoddard
"Auld Hornie," quo' Archie, "twa words to that:
My burnin hert burns on;
An' the sleep, weel I wat, was nae reek frae thy pat,
For aye I was dreamin o' John!
"The Twa Gordons" by George MacDonald
Come city toilers, who their hour of ease
Weave out to precious seconds as they lie
Pillow'd on horny hands, to hear the breeze
Through my great branches die.
"The City Tree" by Isabella Valancy Crawford
He'd been in the weather, his skin was like leather,
His hands were all horny and rough;
You could see by his stride he was just made to ride,
And no broncho for him was too tough.
"Yavapai Pete" by Curley Fletcher
Unhooked his gorping, water-horny mouth.
And seen his horror-tilted eye,
His red-gold, water-precious, mirror-flat bright eye;
And felt him beat in my hand, with his mucous, leaping
life-throb.
"Fish" by D H Lawrence
With loving cheek pressed close against thy horny breast,
I hear the roar of sap mounting within thy veins;
Tingling with buds, thy great hands open towards the west,
To catch the sweetheart winds that bring the sister rains.
"Tree-Worship" by Richard Le Gallienne

In news:

Horny, middle-age businessmen actually stand around the water cooler and ogle the hot secretary, as in the Playboy cartoons of the ancients.
The Boondocks (1417 Westheimer #2, 713-522-8500) is your basic hipster scene: lots of inked, horny people swilling Lone Star and running up and down the stairs to smoke, because you're only allowed to smoke upstairs.
What wealthy, horny lady or randy, not-so-straight man doesn't want a strapping, young man to help around the house.
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More than just the movie that made 'me so horny' a household phrase.
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Horny Goat expands to southern Ohio.
Jim Adkins, Amy Uzi, Drunk & Horny, Source Victoria.
Want to put your horniness to good use.
This is about the time of year when the clichés start buzzing around town with the intensity of a horny Junebug.
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In science:

They mature, vary, migrate outside and form external horny layer.
Model of pathogenesis of psoriasis. Part 1. Systemic psoriatic process
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