Definition of Buckhorns
1. buckhorn [n] - See also: buckhorn
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Literary usage of Buckhorns
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. All That's Kentucky: An Anthology by Josiah Henry Combs (1915)
"Now, 'mong the rich bequests he left The dearest of them all Is the long Kentucky rifle On the buckhorns in the hall. —Col. William Lightfoot Visscher. ..."
2. History of Bristol County, Massachusetts: With Biographical Sketches of Many by Duane Hamilton Hurd (1883)
"The " buckhorns" were so culled from certain curious protuberances like budding deers' horns that appeared on the heads of many of that branch of the name, ..."
3. A History of the People of the United States: From the Revolution to the by John Bach McMaster (1910)
"A crane with pothooks hung in the fireplace; a flintlock rifle rested on buckhorns made fast to the wall; the " corn gritter," the hand-mill for grinding, ..."
4. The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine (1896)
"... a bunch of small buckhorns about three way. Some years ago he became intoxicated inches long sewn to the cap just over his on ..."
5. Historical Collections of the Great West: Containing Narratives of the Most by Henry Howe (1857)
"... return into the house and cast a quick and attentive look at the rifle, which was always suspended to a joist by a couple of buckhorns, or little forks. ..."