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Horton

[hawr-tn] /ˈhɔr tn/
noun
1.
a river in the N Northwest Territories, Canada, flowing NW to Franklin Bay on the Beaufort Sea. 275 miles (443 km) long.
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  • We found the road, and the village of Horton, and skirted the last, until all was clear.

    Ned Myers James Fenimore Cooper
  • They're already nervous, Horton tells me, and there's no use alarming them.

    Alexander's Bridge and The Barrel Organ Willa Cather and Alfred Noyes
  • I have no doubt that Horton has five or six hundred a year from his clubs alone.

    The Stark Munro Letters J. Stark Munro
  • Miss Horton's mind was illumined by her knowledge of herself.

    Mistress Wilding Rafael Sabatini
  • I had heard of the Victoria; it was when I was at Horton that the news of her loss reached us.

    Romance Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer

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