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long horn

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noun
  1. a moist Cheddar of cylindrical shape, weighing about 12 pounds (5.4 kg).

Origin of long horn

First recorded in 1825–35
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Examples from the Web for long horn

Historical Examples

  • Feet in the stirrups and seat in the saddle, I hung and rattled with them long-horn cattle.

    Cowboy Songs

    Various

  • He then ran out of the lake, and charged about in search of the rhinoceros; but long-horn was no longer to be found!

  • Craig remembered reading of the stampede of the long-horn cattle in the early days of the American west.

    The Lost Warship

    Robert Moore Williams

  • He then ran out of the lake, and charged about in search of the rhinoceros; but long-horn was nowhere to be found!

    The Bush Boys

    Captain Mayne Reid

  • It was now getting to be almost unusual to see an animal that looked like a Texas long-horn, or even like a Cherokee steer.

    Jack the Young Cowboy

    George Bird Grinnell