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  1. horn from a buck, used for knife handles, etc
  2. (as modifier): a buckhorn knife
Also called buck's horn plantain. a Eurasian plant, Plantago coronopus, having leaves resembling a buck's horn: family Plantaginaceae
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  • buckhorn struggled to his feet, keeping a suspicious eye on Solomon all the while.

    Frank Merriwell's Bravery Burt L. Standish
  • It was a knife of English manufacture, with a handle of buckhorn as good as new.

  • buckhorn Cholla” is surely a good name for this aggressive fellow.

    The Fantastic Clan John James Thornber
  • This arm was fitted with buckhorn sights of the old mountain type.

    The Rules of the Game Stewart Edward White
  • That wagon-ride from buckhorn out to the ranch seemed endless.

    The Prairie Wife Arthur Stringer
  • Then I put the buckhorn extinguisher over the candle and dove into the feather bed as gleefully as a child on Christmas Eve.

  • To the east of it there is a large deep basin, formed at the foot of the channel, between Grand and buckhorn islands.

  • That wind is as keen as the edge of my buckhorn hunting knife, and would go through us long before morning.

  • I could have carried him, I believe, right on to buckhorn, he seemed such a precious burden.

    The Prairie Mother Arthur Stringer

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