ram's horn

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ram's horn annual of southern United States to Mexico having large whitish or yellowish flowers mottled with purple and a long curving beak
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Ram's horn (Fort) A low semicircular work situated in and commanding a ditch
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Usage

In literature:

But Caesar broke away, blew a terrific blast on his ram's horn, and went striding round the house again.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
Red Arrow recognized the blast as coming from his father's horn, and took from his belt a horn made from the mountain ram's horn.
"The Sheep Eaters" by William Alonzo Allen
It was curved like a ram's horn.
"Jewish Children" by Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich
Far off in Lancashire, under a thorn, Where they sup sour milk in a ram's horn.
"Cole's Funny Picture Book No. 1" by Edward William Cole
Looks like a ram's horn now.
"Si Klegg, Book 5 (of 6) The Deacon's Adventures At Chattanooga In Caring For The Boys" by John McElroy
Far off in Lancashire, under a thorn, Where they sup sour milk in a ram's horn.
"The Nursery Rhymes of England" by Various
S. S. Brown's Agile, with Ram's Horn in second place and Layson third.
"History of the Kentucky Derby, 1875-1921" by John Lawrence O'Connor
He had shaggy black hair, and his horns grew in a spiral like a ram's.
"Thy Rocks and Rills" by Robert Ernest Gilbert
Ram's horn, sounded on New Year's Day and the Day of Atonement.
"Yiddish Tales" by Various
A violin only will be wanted to build a city, and a ram's horn to destroy it.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 4 (of 10)" by Fran├žois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
This was the historic Ram's-Horn.
"Memoirs of Orange Jacobs" by Orange Jacobs
The Ram was consecrated to Jupiter Ammon, who was represented with a ram's head and horns.
"Astronomical Myths" by John F. Blake
Ram's horns are alwus a sure sighn ov battle.
"The Complete Works of Josh Billings" by Henry W. Shaw
I would twist Methuselah into a ram's horn.
"The Deluge, Vol. II. (of 2)" by Henryk Sienkiewicz
The cut of the lucerne was exact enough; the pod in which the seeds are is an odd thing, a kind of ram's-horn or straw.
"Homes of American Statesmen" by Various
His blowing of the ram's horn got wheezier every year.
"The King of Schnorrers" by Israel Zangwill
It was not the ram's horns and the shouting before which the walls fell flat.
"The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 7 (of 12) Dresden Edition--Discussions" by Robert G. Ingersoll
As a matter of fact they were an actual pair of ram's horns that he had used.
"Lancashire Humour" by Thomas Newbigging
A bigoted ram's horn under his hands, would be forced to relinquish its prejudices.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 63, No. 389, March 1848" by Various
The creek was as crooked as a ram's horn and the "still" was at the very end of it, in a dug-out on a little knoll in the low land.
"Fighting Byng" by A. Stone
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In poetry:

Yet is my manhood woman-frail,
Barren my motherhood. They now
Shall men my mystic mountain scale?
These ram's-horn thumbs jut from my brow
"The Wild Ass" by Aleister Crowley
Of all the sweet instruments, shiver'd and broken,
That once in the Temple delighted his ear,
The Ram's-horn alone has he kept, as a token,
And sobs out his soul on it once in the year.
"Sephirah" by Morris Rosenfeld
The blast of the Ram's-horn that quavers and trembles,--
On this, now, alone Jewish fancy is bent.
To grief and contrition its host it assembles,
And causes the stoniest heart to relent.
"Sephirah" by Morris Rosenfeld
Instead of the harp and the viol and cymbal,
Instead of the lyre, the guitar and the flute,
He has but the dry, wither'd Ram's-horn, the symbol
Of gloom and despondence; the rest all are mute.
"Sephirah" by Morris Rosenfeld

In news:

Jewish Congregation of Marco Island member Max Stein blows the shofar, ram's horn, at the conclusion of Sept 8's Selichot service.
Ram's horn signals 'holiest Jewish season'.
Rabbi Joshua Gruenberg, of Congregation Beth El in Lower Makefield demonstrates the sound of a shofar, crafted out of a ram's horn, that marks the beginning of Jewish High Holy Days.
On Rosh Hashanah, who blows the shofar (ram's horn) and why.
Chabad of Bonita Springs' Rabbi Mendy Greenberg demonstrates the blowing of the ram's horn called a shofar.
When rabbis blow the shofar, the hollowed-out ram's horn that is symbolic of Rosh Hashanah, thousands of Southwest Florida Jews will begin a two-day celebration officially welcoming the year 5772.
A black bear does some dumpster diving across Spur 66 near Ram's Horn.
The Jewish High Holidays begin next week with the sound of the Shofar, or ram's horn.
On Rosh Hashana h , who blows the shofar (ram's horn) and why.
Luckily for the rude girl the sheep's ramming instincts have preceded the development of his horns.
Luckily for the rude girl the sheep 's ramming instincts have preceded the development of his horns.
Services ushering in the year 5773 on the Hebrew calendar featured the blowing of the shofar, a ram's horn.
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