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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HORNY

It shall be we three against the world,—the Snowy, the Fluffy, and the Horny.

Horny beaks well developed; upper beak moderately arched and deeply indented; lower beak slightly indented.

I heard auld Horny say something aboot lyin' to there for a bit, to tak a keg or something aboord.'

Horny spines often grow on the legs, or tail, or both, assisting in both defense and offense.

Horny disc.The general shape of the disc, its irregularity and position, have been already described.

Horny beaks of epidermal origin occur casing the jaw-bones in several widely distinct groups of animals.

Horny claws occur on the ends of some or all of the digits in most living reptiles.

WORD ORIGIN

"lustful, sexually aroused," definitely in use 1889, perhaps attested as early as 1863; from late 18c. slang expression to have the horn, suggestive of male sexual excitement (but eventually applied to women as well); see horn (n.).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR HORNY

amorous

adjectiveloving, affectionate
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