horner


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horner

(ˈhɔːnə)
n
1. (Music, other) archaic a person who plays the horn
2. (Animals) the British sand lance or sand eel (Ammodytes lanceolatus)
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But there may be such a thing as a very dark well in the Horner Country, which is a black spot on the face of the earth.
There's a fence between the Hopper Country and the Horner Country, and a gate in the fence; but you can't pass through just now, because we are at war with the Horners.
But tell me, is there any way to get to the Horner Country without going through the city of the Hoppers?
Yes; there is another path from the rocky lowlands, outside the mountain, that leads straight to the entrance of the Horner Country.
But he told Scraps and me that the Hoppers and the Horners live on this mountain.
John Horner, a plumber, was accused of having abstracted it from the lady's jewel-case.
James Ryder, upper-attendant at the hotel, gave his evidence to the effect that he had shown Horner up to the dressing-room of the Countess of Morcar upon the day of the robbery in order that he might solder the second bar of the grate, which was loose.
You knew that this man Horner, the plumber, had been concerned in some such matter before, and that suspicion would rest the more readily upon him.
It is very well to cringe and crawl now, but you thought little enough of this poor Horner in the dock for a crime of which he knew nothing.
When Horner had been arrested, it seemed to me that it would be best for me to get away with the stone at once, for I did not know at what moment the police might not take it into their heads to search me and my room.
Jock' Horner they call him, so quiet-like an' easy-goin', soft-spoken as a girl, till ye'd think butter wouldn't melt in the mouth iv him.
The party were protected by Colonel Horner, young Beaumoris, and of course old Crackenbury, and Mrs.