Webster's Unabridged Dictionary - Letter H - Page 47

Horny-handed (a.) Having the hands horny and callous from labor.

Hornyhead (n.) Any North American river chub of the genus Hybopsis, esp. H. biguttatus.

Horography (n.) An account of the hours.

Horography (n.) The art of constructing instruments for making the hours, as clocks, watches, and dials.

Horologe (n.) A servant who called out the hours.

Horologe (n.) An instrument indicating the time of day; a timepiece of any kind; a watch, clock, or dial.

Horologer (n.) A maker or vender of clocks and watches; one skilled in horology.

Horological (a.) Relating to a horologe, or to horology.

Horologiographer (n.) A maker of clocks, watches, or dials.

Horologiographic (a.) Of or pertaining to horologiography.

Horologiography (n.) An account of instruments that show the hour.

Horologiography (n.) The art of constructing clocks or dials; horography.

Horologist (n.) One versed in horology.

Horology (n.) The science of measuring time, or the principles and art of constructing instruments for measuring and indicating portions of time, as clocks, watches, dials, etc.

Horometer (n.) An instrument for measuring time.

Horometrical (a.) Belonging to horometry.

Horometry (n.) The art, practice, or method of measuring time by hours and subordinate divisions.

Horopter (n.) The line or surface in which are situated all the points which are seen single while the point of sight, or the adjustment of the eyes, remains unchanged.

Horopteric (a.) Of or pertaining to the horopter.

Horoscope (n.) The representation made of the aspect of the heavens at the moment of a person's birth, by which the astrologer professed to foretell the events of the person's life; especially, the sign of the zodiac rising above the horizon at such a moment.

Horoscope (n.) The diagram or scheme of twelve houses or signs of the zodiac, into which the whole circuit of the heavens was divided for the purposes of such prediction of fortune.

Horoscope (n.) The planisphere invented by Jean Paduanus.

Horoscope (n.) A table showing the length of the days and nights at all places.

Horoscoper (n.) Alt. of Horoscopist

Horoscopist (n.) One versed in horoscopy; an astrologer.

Horoscopy (n.) The art or practice of casting horoscopes, or observing the disposition of the stars, with a view to prediction events.

Horoscopy (n.) Aspect of the stars at the time of a person's birth.

Horrendous (a.) Fearful; frightful.

Horrent (a.) Standing erect, as bristles; covered with bristling points; bristled; bristling.

Horrible (a.) Exciting, or tending to excite, horror or fear; dreadful; terrible; shocking; hideous; as, a horrible sight; a horrible story; a horrible murder.

Horribleness (n.) The state or quality of being horrible; dreadfulness; hideousness.

Horribly (adv.) In a manner to excite horror; dreadfully; terribly.

Horrid (a.) Rough; rugged; bristling.

Horrid (a.) Fitted to excite horror; dreadful; hideous; shocking; hence, very offensive.

Horridly (adv.) In a horrid manner.

Horridness (n.) The quality of being horrid.

Horrific (a.) Causing horror; frightful.

Horrification (n.) That which causes horror.

Horrified (imp. & p. p.) of Horrify

Horrifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Horrify

Horrify (v. t.) To cause to feel horror; to strike or impress with horror; as, the sight horrified the beholders.

Horripilation (n.) A real or fancied bristling of the hair of the head or body, resulting from disease, terror, chilliness, etc.

Horrisonant (a.) Horrisonous.

Horrisonous (a.) Sounding dreadfully; uttering a terrible sound.

Horror (n.) A bristling up; a rising into roughness; tumultuous movement.

Horror (n.) A shaking, shivering, or shuddering, as in the cold fit which precedes a fever; in old medical writings, a chill of less severity than a rigor, and more marked than an algor.

Horror (n.) A painful emotion of fear, dread, and abhorrence; a shuddering with terror and detestation; the feeling inspired by something frightful and shocking.

Horror (n.) That which excites horror or dread, or is horrible; gloom; dreariness.

Horror-sticken (a.) Struck with horror; horrified.

Horror-struck (a.) Horror-stricken; horrified.

Hors de combat () Out of the combat; disabled from fighting.

Horse (n.) A hoofed quadruped of the genus Equus; especially, the domestic horse (E. caballus), which was domesticated in Egypt and Asia at a very early period. It has six broad molars, on each side of each jaw, with six incisors, and two canine teeth, both above and below. The mares usually have the canine teeth rudimentary or wanting. The horse differs from the true asses, in having a long, flowing mane, and the tail bushy to the base. Unlike the asses it has callosities, or chestnuts, on all its legs. The horse excels in strength, speed, docility, courage, and nobleness of character, and is used for drawing, carrying, bearing a rider, and like purposes.

Horse (n.) The male of the genus horse, in distinction from the female or male; usually, a castrated male.

Horse (n.) Mounted soldiery; cavalry; -- used without the plural termination; as, a regiment of horse; -- distinguished from foot.

Horse (n.) A frame with legs, used to support something; as, a clotheshorse, a sawhorse, etc.

Horse (n.) A frame of timber, shaped like a horse, on which soldiers were made to ride for punishment.

Horse (n.) Anything, actual or figurative, on which one rides as on a horse; a hobby.

Horse (n.) A mass of earthy matter, or rock of the same character as the wall rock, occurring in the course of a vein, as of coal or ore; hence, to take horse -- said of a vein -- is to divide into branches for a distance.

Horse (n.) See Footrope, a.

Horse (a.) A breastband for a leadsman.

Horse (a.) An iron bar for a sheet traveler to slide upon.

Horse (a.) A jackstay.

Horsed (imp. & p. p.) of Horse

Horsing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Horse

Horse (v. t.) To provide with a horse, or with horses; to mount on, or as on, a horse.

Horse (v. t.) To sit astride of; to bestride.

Horse (v. t.) To cover, as a mare; -- said of the male.

Horse (v. t.) To take or carry on the back; as, the keeper, horsing a deer.

Horse (v. t.) To place on the back of another, or on a wooden horse, etc., to be flogged; to subject to such punishment.

Horse (v. i.) To get on horseback.

Horseback (n.) The back of a horse.

Horseback (n.) An extended ridge of sand, gravel, and bowlders, in a half-stratified condition.

Horse-chestnut (n.) The large nutlike seed of a species of Aesculus (Ae. Hippocastanum), formerly ground, and fed to horses, whence the name.

Horse-chestnut (n.) The tree itself, which was brought from Constantinople in the beginning of the sixteenth century, and is now common in the temperate zones of both hemispheres. The native American species are called buckeyes.

Horse-drench (n.) A dose of physic for a horse.

Horse-drench (n.) The appliance by which the dose is administred.

Horsefish (n.) The moonfish (Selene setipinnis).

Horsefish (n.) The sauger.

Horseflesh (n.) The flesh of horses.

Horseflesh (n.) Horses, generally; the qualities of a horse; as, he is a judge of horseflesh.

Horseflies (pl. ) of Horsefly

Horsefly (n.) Any dipterous fly of the family Tabanidae, that stings horses, and sucks their blood.

Horsefly (n.) The horse tick or forest fly (Hippobosca).

Horsefeet (pl. ) of Horsefoot

Horsefoot (n.) The coltsfoot.

Horsefoot (n.) The Limulus or horseshoe crab.

Horse Guards () A body of cavalry so called; esp., a British regiment, called the Royal Horse Guards, which furnishes guards of state for the sovereign.

Horsehair (n.) A hair of a horse, especially one from the mane or tail; the hairs of the mane or tail taken collectively; a fabric or tuft made of such hairs.

Horsehead (n.) The silver moonfish (Selene vomer).

Horsehide (n.) The hide of a horse.

Horsehide (n.) Leather made of the hide of a horse.

Horse-jockey (n.) A professional rider and trainer of race horses.

Horse-jockey (n.) A trainer and dealer in horses.

Horseknop (n.) Knapweed.

Horselaugh (n.) A loud, boisterous laugh; a guffaw.

Horse-leech (n.) A large blood-sucking leech (Haemopsis vorax), of Europe and Northern Africa. It attacks the lips and mouths of horses.

Horse-leech (n.) A farrier; a veterinary surgeon.

Horse-leechery (n.) The business of a farrier; especially, the art of curing the diseases of horses.

Horse-litter (n.) A carriage hung on poles, and borne by and between two horses.

Horsemen (pl. ) of Horseman

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