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horrent

[hawr-uh nt, hor-]
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  1. bristling; standing erect like bristles.
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Origin of horrent

1660–70; < Latin horrent- (stem of horrēns, present participle of horrēre to stand on end, bristle with fear), equivalent to horr- (see horrendous) + -ent- -ent
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Historical Examples

  • All horrent the cobra exalts his hooded head, and the spanning jaws fly open.

    The Fiend's Delight

    Dod Grile

  • The golden throne had become a "siege perilous," and she abdicated in favor of the grasshopper and his black and horrent visitor.

    Queen Hildegarde

    Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards