motor horn


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Noun1.motor horn - a device on an automobile for making a warning noisemotor horn - a device on an automobile for making a warning noise
alarm system, warning device, alarm - a device that signals the occurrence of some undesirable event
auto, automobile, car, motorcar, machine - a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine; "he needs a car to get to work"
horn button - a button that you press to activate the horn of an automobile
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As they went together through the laurels towards the front garden a motor horn sounded thrice, coming nearer and nearer, and a car of splendid speed, great elegance, and a pale green colour swept up to the front doors like a bird and stood throbbing.
Where was the clang of tramcar gongs, the screech of motor horns, the vast murmur of a dense throng?
The growth as well as the path finding of nerve fibers towards the target is dependent upon concentration gradient of a group of cell surface receptors on the environment (Williams et al., 1999) Several signaling molecules and transcription factors which induce the differentiation of the dorsal and ventral motor horn cells have been identified.
It is available now at the Old Gaol and Cognito bookshop in Hexham, Bellingham Heritage Centre, and through Northern Heritage on 01670 789 940 and www.northern-heritage.co.uk FANCY MOTOR CARS 1905 FROM Billy's poem Fancy Motor Cars, written in 1905: "The ladies now ne'er list the birds That sing so sweet at morn The only music that they love's The braying of the motor horn No thoughts have they of serenades Of lovers with guitars But only blokes who'll take them out In their fancy motor cars." On councillors who said that roadmen were lazy: "They'd better come and have a day At spreading stone at similar pay They wouldn't have so much to say About the lazy roadmen."
"Art," Eliot declares in his July 1921 "London Letter" for The Dial, "has to create a new world, and a new world must have a new structure." In the September 1921 "Letter" he praises Stravinsky for having succeeded in this absorption of the new: the "Rite of Spring," he writes, "did seem to transform the rhythm of the steppes into the scream of the motor horn, the rattle of machinery, the grind of wheels, the beating of iron and steel, the roar of the underground-railway, and the other barbaric cries of modern life." In this quasi-Futurist vision, the best poet is the one with the toughest alimentary tract, able to suck nutrition from the hard rind of the twentieth century.
Harpo was the wild-eyed holy fool, or maybe a faun from Midsummer Night's Dream, speaking through harp or ancient motor horn. And Chico, the embodiment of every Italian immigrant on the make, more Capone than Caruso, not playing but attacking his beloved piano.
About to step into the road, he was startled by the honking of an old-fashioned motor horn and a van swept past with the name Cardin's on the side.
Afterwards, it seemed like every motor horn in Istanbul was joining in as the die-hards went home.