Definition of Hornbooks

1. Noun. (plural of hornbook) ¹



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Definition of Hornbooks

1. hornbook [n] - See also: hornbook

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hornbooks

horn in
horn of plenty
horn poppy
hornbeak
hornbeaks
hornbeam
hornbeams
hornbill
hornbills
hornblende
hornblendes
hornblendic
hornblower
hornblowers
hornbook
hornbooks (current term)
hornbug
hornbugs
horndog
horndogs
horned
horned asp
horned chameleon
horned dinosaur
horned frog
horned lark
horned lizards
horned owl
horned owls

Literary usage of Hornbooks

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1. Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society by American Antiquarian Society (1916)
"we find his widow, Cornelia, even more enterprising, for she advertises in that year "hornbooks for sale" three times in February, and again in April, May, ..."

2. American Book-lore (1898)
"The literature pertaining to hornbooks is exceedingly limited, ... A year or two ago Mr. Turner, of London, wrote a monograph on the subject of hornbooks. ..."

3. Chartism by Thomas Carlyle (1840)
"For a choice of inoffensive hornbooks, and Schoolmasters able to teach reading, he trusted the mere secular sagacity of a National Collective Wisdom, ..."

4. Carlyles' Works by Thomas Carlyle (1884)
"For a choice of inoffensive hornbooks, and Schoolmasters able to teach reading, he trusted the mere secular sagacity of a National Collective Wisdom, ..."

5. Religious Education in the Public Schools of the State and City of New York by Arthur Jackson Hall (1914)
"The fact that the "Book seller" wishes the people to know that he has something that will serve as a satisfactory substitute for hornbooks seems good ..."

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