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long horn

a moist Cheddar of cylindrical shape, weighing about 12 pounds (5.4 kg).
Origin of long horn
First recorded in 1825-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He raised the long horn and plunged it into the smooth, purplish back.

  • He caught the gleam of a long horn, and as he whirled the big bull was upon him.

    The Sun Of Quebec Joseph A. Altsheler
  • For this reason: just before a rhinoceros closes, he drops his head low in order to bring his long horn into action.

    The Leopard Woman Stewart Edward White
  • He wanted a new loading-rod for his rifle; and he had gazed covetously at the kobaoba's long horn.

  • He peered through the long reeds from where he sat with his long horn spoon in mid-air.

    Old Indian Legends Zitkala-Sa
  • We had on this trip five hundred head of mostly four year old long horn steers.

  • The countless thousands of long horn steers, the wild fleet footed mustangs.

  • Bobichel must be mentioned first, as he stands on one of the shafts and blows a long horn.

    The Son of Monte Christo Jules Lermina
  • It has a long horn on its forehead, and lets it hang when alone, but erects it immediately on seeing an enemy.

    Mythical Monsters

    Charles Gould
  • Oh, yes; the fancy guys would run up against a long horn every time they made a break.

    Sixes and Sevens

    O. Henry

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