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horn (in Lr. III. vi. 79 “thy is dry” there is a ref. to the practice of beggars carrying a horn, by blowing which they announced their approach and in which they received liquor given to them)
1. attributed to cuckolds, who were fancifully said to wear horns on the brow Wiv. II. i. 123, &c., Ado I. i. 274 [266], &c., LLL. IV. i. 115, &c., John I. i. 219, Ant. I. ii. 5.
2. pl. deer LLL. IV. i. 114 “to kill horns.”
3. “ of abundance,” cornucopia (symbol of fruitfulness and plenty) 2H4 I. ii. 51 (quibblingly).
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