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hornpout

[ hawrn-pout ]
/ ˈhɔrnˌpaʊt /
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noun
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Origin of hornpout

By shortening
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How to use hornpout in a sentence

  • If Rob had hit each one of us in the face with a wet hornpout, the effect would have been more agreeable.

    The Believing Years|Edmund Lester Pearson
  • Now your pickerel, be he ever so meagre, is of course a nobler fish than your hornpout, and there is more glory in his capture.

    The Believing Years|Edmund Lester Pearson
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