"Head of antelope (Gazella granti), showing horns." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1903

Antelope Head

"Head of antelope (Gazella granti), showing horns." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1903

Arrow straighteners made from reindeer horns. Crafted during the Reindeer age.

Reindeer age articles, Arrow Straighteners

Arrow straighteners made from reindeer horns. Crafted during the Reindeer age.

Women with horn

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Women with horn

"A wood-wind instrument, not a "horn," member of the clarinet family, of which it is the tenor. The basset horn consists of a nearly cylindrical tube of wood (generally cocus or box-wood), having a cylindrical bore and terminating in a metal bell wide than that of the clarinet. For convenience in reaching the keys and holes, the modern instrument is usually bent or curved either near the mouthpiece or at the bell, which is turned upwards." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Basset Horn

"A wood-wind instrument, not a "horn," member of the clarinet family, of which it is the tenor. The…

An illustration of a large black beetle.

Beetle

An illustration of a large black beetle.

Boy blowing a horn.

Boy

Boy blowing a horn.

An illustration of a boy blowing a horn with dogs by his side.

Boy Blowing Horn with Dogs by His Side

An illustration of a boy blowing a horn with dogs by his side.

Boy blowing horn near a cow.

Boy with horn

Boy blowing horn near a cow.

"A kind of horn trumpet, anciently made out of a shell, the form of which is exhibited in the two specimens annexed. In the former it is curved for the convenience of the performer with a very wide mouth, to diffuse and increase the sound. In the next, it still retains the original form of the shell. The buccina was distinct from the cornu; but it is often confounded with it. The buccina seems to have been chiefly distinguished by the twisted form of a shell from which it is originally made. In later times it was carved from horn, and perhaps from wood or metal, so as to imitate the shell. The buccina was chiefly used to proclaim the watches of the day and of the night, hence called buccina prima, secunda. It was also blown at funerals, and at festive entertainments both before sitting down to table and after." — Smith, 1873

Buccina

"A kind of horn trumpet, anciently made out of a shell, the form of which is exhibited in the two specimens…

"The <em>buccina</em> is curved for the convenience of the performer, with a very wide mouth, to diffuse and increase the sound." &mdash; Anthon, 1891

Curved buccina

"The buccina is curved for the convenience of the performer, with a very wide mouth, to diffuse…

"A copy of an ancient sculpture taken from Blanchini's work, it still retains the original form of the shell." &mdash; Anthon, 1891

Straight buccina

"A copy of an ancient sculpture taken from Blanchini's work, it still retains the original form of the…

An illustration of a five year old short horn bull.

Short horn bull

An illustration of a five year old short horn bull.

An heirloom variety that does not taper at the tip.

Early Horn Carrot

An heirloom variety that does not taper at the tip.

A simple harmonic horn in D, without pistons or crooks. perhaps less carefully made than the others, but in all points similar to them .

Cor de Chasse

A simple harmonic horn in D, without pistons or crooks. perhaps less carefully made than the others,…

"Azure, three clarions or. CLARION. A horn or trumpet borne in this shape in English and German coat-armour." -Hall, 1862

Clarion

"Azure, three clarions or. CLARION. A horn or trumpet borne in this shape in English and German coat-armour."…

A musical instrument of the trumpet class, having a cupped mouthpiece and a conical brass tube.

Cornet

A musical instrument of the trumpet class, having a cupped mouthpiece and a conical brass tube.

A musical instrument of the trumpet class, having a cupped mouthpiece and a conical brass tube.

Circular Cornet

A musical instrument of the trumpet class, having a cupped mouthpiece and a conical brass tube.

Ordinary-shape

Cornet-A-Pistons

Ordinary-shape

Circular shape

Cornet-A-Pistons

Circular shape

Roman Cornu. Brass instrument used by the Roman Armies to give orders in battle.

Cornu

Roman Cornu. Brass instrument used by the Roman Armies to give orders in battle.

"A wind instrument, anciently made of horn, but afterwards of brass. Like the tuba, it differed from the tibia in being a larger and more powerful instrument, and from the tuba itself, in being curved nearly in the shape of a C, with a cross-piece to steady the instrument for the convenience of the performer. It had no stopples or plugs to adjust the scale to any particular mode; the entire series of notes was produced without keys or holes, by the modification of the breath and of the lips at the mouth-piece. The classicum, which originally meant a signal, rather than the musical instrument which gave the signal, was usually sounded with the cornu." &mdash; Smith, 1873

Cornu

"A wind instrument, anciently made of horn, but afterwards of brass. Like the tuba, it differed from…

Cornu is a latin word for a horn.

Cornu

Cornu is a latin word for a horn.

Mechanism of Apollo Electric Horn.

Electric Horn

Mechanism of Apollo Electric Horn.

"The Benday process, so called, is the use of mechanical appliances for adding lines or stipples to either drawings or plates. Its use is very extensive in the making of tint blocks or color work, used either in connection with line or half-tone key plates." -Hill, 1921

Benday Engraving

"The Benday process, so called, is the use of mechanical appliances for adding lines or stipples to…

"The making of line engravings follows the same general course, with the exception that no halftone screen is needed, the copy to be reproduced being already made up of lines or dots or a combination of them." -Hill, 1921

Line Engraving

"The making of line engravings follows the same general course, with the exception that no halftone…

An illustration of a horn fly.

Horn Fly

An illustration of a horn fly.

"Two feet long, with the under jaw greatly protruded; it swims near the surface; bites at a hook; makes violent resistance when drawn up, and emits a strong smell when just taken." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Gar

"Two feet long, with the under jaw greatly protruded; it swims near the surface; bites at a hook; makes…

This illustration shows a head of a Gems'bok. A Gems'bok (Oryx Gazella) is a species of South African antelope. It is a heavy, stout animal, about the size of a stag, with rough, reversed hair on the neck and along the ridge of the back; large pointed ears; and almost perfectly straight horns in the plane of the forehead, little diverging, and ringed for about half their length. These horns have been known to reach a length of 47 1/2 inches. The gems'bok was, at one point, close to extinction.

Head of Gems'bok

This illustration shows a head of a Gems'bok. A Gems'bok (Oryx Gazella) is a species of South African…

The head of the Antelope.

Antelope Head

The head of the Antelope.

The head of the Stag (Cervus elaphus).

Stag Head

The head of the Stag (Cervus elaphus).

The head of the two-horned Rhinoceros.

Ungulate Head

The head of the two-horned Rhinoceros.

An illustration of a short horned heifer.

Short horn heifer

An illustration of a short horned heifer.

In Norse mythology, Heimdall is the guardian of the gods. When Loki causes evil spirit to be in everyone, the world grows cold and mean. Heimdall rides his horse over the rainbow bridge and blows his horn to warn the gods of the end of the world.

Heimdall Warns the Gods

In Norse mythology, Heimdall is the guardian of the gods. When Loki causes evil spirit to be in everyone,…

A tube bent into a spiral (for convenience in holding) comparatively narrow near the mouthpiece, and gradually enlarging to the bell; it is therefore a conical pipe

Horn

A tube bent into a spiral (for convenience in holding) comparatively narrow near the mouthpiece, and…

A design with a horn

Horn

A design with a horn

Girl with a horn

Horn

Girl with a horn

A boy playing a horn

Horn

A boy playing a horn

An illustration of a decorative doodad with a horn and doe in center.

Horn with Doe in Center

An illustration of a decorative doodad with a horn and doe in center.

A device on an automobile for making a warning noise.

Automobile Horn

A device on an automobile for making a warning noise.

A tenor clarinet, pitched in F, having a wider bell and greater range than a standard clarinet.

Basset Horn

A tenor clarinet, pitched in F, having a wider bell and greater range than a standard clarinet.

The horn is a brass instrument consisting of about 12 feet (3.7 m) of tubing wrapped into a coil with a flared bell. It is descended from the natural horn and is informally known as the French horn.

French Horn

The horn is a brass instrument consisting of about 12 feet (3.7 m) of tubing wrapped into a coil with…

A device for projecting sound waves, as in a loudspeaker.

Loud Horn

A device for projecting sound waves, as in a loudspeaker.

Early Raoux horn used in Munich.

Raoux Horn

Early Raoux horn used in Munich.

A spirally coiled horn from Virgil's works.

Spirally Coiled Horn

A spirally coiled horn from Virgil's works.

"A moderate form of the head-dress." &mdash; Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Horned Head-dress

"A moderate form of the head-dress." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

An illustration of a cows horns.

Cow Horns

An illustration of a cows horns.

This old horn inkstand is made for the pocket. It is made in the shape of a horn to hold ink for writing.

Old Horn Inkstand

This old horn inkstand is made for the pocket. It is made in the shape of a horn to hold ink for writing.

A decorative letter K with an angel blowing horn underneath the letter.

Decorative Letter K with Angel Blowing Horn

A decorative letter K with an angel blowing horn underneath the letter.

Keras

Keras

Keras

Keras

Keras

Keras

A keren, or "horn" found in the Bible. Josh 3:5

Keren

A keren, or "horn" found in the Bible. Josh 3:5

This painting, by Tistian is a great example of his oil on canvas technique. It can now be found hanging in the Capitol in Rome, Italy.

The Lesson on the Flute

This painting, by Tistian is a great example of his oil on canvas technique. It can now be found hanging…

"This instrument was long, and curved at the end. From the similarity of form the original staff received the same appelation." &mdash; Anthon, 1891

Litmus

"This instrument was long, and curved at the end. From the similarity of form the original staff received…

A cartoon of a man sticking his head inside of a horn, which is being held by a small person.

Man Sticking His Head Inside of Horn

A cartoon of a man sticking his head inside of a horn, which is being held by a small person.

"Drawn from a portrait of Elizabeth of York when young, in stained glass at Little Malvern." &mdash; Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Mitre Head-dress

"Drawn from a portrait of Elizabeth of York when young, in stained glass at Little Malvern." —…

A design with horns and cymbals.

Musical Doodad

A design with horns and cymbals.

An illustration of a woman playing the organ and a horn.

Woman Playing Organ and Horn

An illustration of a woman playing the organ and a horn.

A woman plays a Greek funeral pipe in the funeral procession of Hector.

Greek funeral pipe

A woman plays a Greek funeral pipe in the funeral procession of Hector.

A Cor A piston can produce with equal facility the seven series of harmonies belonging to the common horns

Cor A Piston

A Cor A piston can produce with equal facility the seven series of harmonies belonging to the common…

The instrument requiring the least study; also the most commonplace of the instruments.

Cornet A Pistons

The instrument requiring the least study; also the most commonplace of the instruments.