powder horn


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powder horn

n.
An animal's horn capped at the open end, used to carry gunpowder.
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powder horn

n
(Historical Terms) a powder flask consisting of the hollow horn of an animal
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pow′der horn`


n.
a flask for gunpowder made from the horn of a cow or ox.
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Noun1.powder horn - container for carrying gunpowderpowder horn - container for carrying gunpowder; made of the hollow horn of an animal
container - any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another)
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powder horn

nPulverhorn nt
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In the great Zoological Gardens we found specimens of all the animals the world produces, I think, including a dromedary, a monkey ornamented with tufts of brilliant blue and carmine hair--a very gorgeous monkey he was-- a hippopotamus from the Nile, and a sort of tall, long-legged bird with a beak like a powder horn and close-fitting wings like the tails of a dress coat.
"We are in trouble," said he, "these are some of the rascally Arapahays that robbed me last year." Not a word was uttered by the rest of the party, but they silently slung their powder horns and ball pouches, and prepared for battle.
A partly finished powder horn, a Hazard's powder flask and a cleaning rod were included in the box.
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The Warren pod is made up of the flex/lab and office buildings including 7 Powder Horn Drive, 30 Technology Drive, 40 Technology Drive and 45 Technology Drive.
With around 200 stands inside and out, it's always possible to find more unusual items hidden among quality antique furniture, ceramics, art and vintage jewellery but how would you like to take home a powder horn? Powder or "shot" horns were made as containers for gunpowder.
Lee Brandkamp is one of the owners of Powder Horn Guns & Sporting in Columbia, Mo.
After that, we toured the Joseph Brant Museum where we viewed Joseph Brant's carved powder horn and his Mohawk translation of the Book of Mark.
(And while I agree this breaks somewhat new ground, it's not entirely unprecedented, a writer smarter than me points out that shortly after the founding of our great republic, newly elected president George Washington signed into law the Militia Act, which forced every (white) man to "provide himself with a good musket or firelock, a sufficient bayonet and belt, two spare flints, and a knapsack, a pouch with a box therein to contain not less than twenty-four cartridges, suited to the bore of his musket or firelock, each cartridge to contain a proper quantity of powder and ball; or with a good rifle, knapsack, shot-pouch and powder horn, twenty balls suited to the bore of his rifle, and a quarter of a pound of powder." Call it reverse gun control, if you will.
"Four balls passed through his clothes and shattered his powder horn without injuring him," Cumfer writes.
His fringed and lightly beaded shot pouch and powder horn are worn on a strap across his shoulders.