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  • Horn, Gertrude Franklin (American author)

    Gertrude Atherton, American novelist, noted as an author of fictional biography and history. Atherton’s biography of Nikolay Petrovich Rezanov appeared in the 11th edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica (see the Britannica Classic: Nicolai Petrovich de Rezánov). Gertrude Horn grew up in a

  • Horn, Gustave Karlsson (Swedish general)

    Bernhard of Saxe-Weimar: He and the Swedish general Gustav Horn then invaded southern Germany. He was awarded the duchy of Franconia for victories that helped bring about the downfall of the Emperor’s general Albrecht Wenzel von Wallenstein.

  • Horn, Gyula (premier of Hungary)

    Gyula Horn, Hungarian politician (born July 5, 1932, Budapest, Hung.—died June 19, 2013, Budapest), cut the border fence between Austria and Hungary with fellow foreign minister Alois Mock of Austria on June 27, 1989; the symbolic act represented the end of the Cold War and marked the beginning of

  • Horn, Jeff (Australian boxer)

    Manny Pacquiao: …WBO welterweight title to Australia’s Jeff Horn. Pacquiao bounced back to capture the WBA welterweight title in a victory over Lucas Matthysse on July 15, 2018. On July 20, 2019, he won a split decision over the previously undefeated Keith Thurman to take the WBA super welterweight belt and become,…

  • Horn, John (American psychologist)

    human intelligence: Blood-flow studies: The psychologist John Horn, a prominent researcher in this area, found that older adults show decreased blood flow to the brain, that such decreases are greater in some areas of the brain than in others, and that the decreases are particularly notable in those areas responsible for…

  • Horn, Paul Joseph (American musician)

    Paul Joseph Horn, American musician (born March 17, 1930, New York, N.Y.—died June 29, 2014, Vancouver, B.C.), was a noted jazz flutist and saxophonist before his experiments in sound and ethereal improvisations made him a pioneer of new-age music. Horn became well known in the mid-1950s when he

  • Horn, Roni (American conceptual sculptor, installation artist, draftsman, and photographer)

    Roni Horn, American conceptual sculptor, installation artist, draftsman, and photographer well known for her Iceland-based body of work. Horn left high school at age 16 and enrolled at the Rhode Island School of Design (B.F.A., 1975). She went on to study sculpture and drawing and graduated in 1978

  • Horn, Shirley (American musician)

    Shirley Horn, American jazz artist whose ballads, sung in a breathy contralto to her own piano accompaniment, earned her both critical acclaim and popular renown. Horn was raised in Washington, D.C., and attended the Junior School of Music at Howard University, where she studied classical piano.

  • Horn, Shirley Valerie (American musician)

    Shirley Horn, American jazz artist whose ballads, sung in a breathy contralto to her own piano accompaniment, earned her both critical acclaim and popular renown. Horn was raised in Washington, D.C., and attended the Junior School of Music at Howard University, where she studied classical piano.

  • horn-of-plenty mushroom (fungus)

    mushroom: cibarius) and the horn-of-plenty mushroom (Craterellus cornucopioides). Puffballs (family Lycoperdaceae), stinkhorns, earthstars (a kind of puffball), and bird’s nest fungi are usually treated with the mushrooms. The morels (Morchella, Verpa) and false morels or lorchels (Gyromitra, Helvella) of the phylum

  • horn-tooth moss (plant)

    Horn-tooth moss, any plant of the genus Ceratodon (about 5 species) in the subclass Bryidae. The most abundant of the species, C. purpureus, has a worldwide distribution and is conspicuous because of its purple capsule (spore case), especially when growing on bare, acidic soil or burned areas.

  • Hornád River (river, Europe)

    Hernád River, river in Hungary and Slovakia that rises on the northern slope of the Low Tatra (Nízké Tatry) mountains in Slovakia and flows east and south to join the Sajo, a tributary of the Tisza, after a course of 165 miles (265

  • Hornaday, Cordelia (American entrepreneur)

    Knott's Berry Farm: …Park, California) and his wife, Cordelia Knott (née Cordelia Hornaday; b. January 23, 1890—d. April 23, 1974, Buena Park, California). Knott, the son of a farmer, grew up in Pomona, California, where he met and married his high-school friend Cordelia. In 1920 they leased 10 acres (4 hectares) of land…

  • hornbeam (plant)

    Hornbeam, any of about 25 species of hardy, slow-growing ornamental and timber trees constituting the genus Carpinus of the birch family (Betulaceae), distributed throughout the Northern Hemisphere. The hop-hornbeam (q.v.) is in a different genus of the birch family. A hornbeam has smooth, grayish

  • Hornbein, Thomas F. (American explorer and mountaineer)

    Mount Everest: The U.S. ascent of 1963: Unsoeld and Thomas F. Hornbein, made mountaineering history by ascending the West Ridge, which until then had been considered unclimbable. They descended the traditional way, along the Southeast Ridge toward the South Col, thus also accomplishing the first major mountain traverse in the Himalayas. On the descent,…

  • hornbill (bird)

    Hornbill, (family Bucerotidae), any of approximately 60 species of Old World tropical birds constituting the family Bucerotidae (order Coraciiformes). They are noted for the presence, in a few species, of a bony casque, or helmet, surmounting the prominent bill. They are typically large-headed,

  • hornblende (mineral)

    Hornblende, calcium-rich amphibole mineral that is monoclinic in crystal structure. Hornblende’s generalized chemical formula is (Ca,Na)2(Mg,Fe,Al)5(Al,Si)8O22 (OH)2. The four end-members and the cation content of their respective compositions are as follows: hornblende, Ca2(Mg4Al) (Si7Al);

  • hornblende-hornfels facies (geology)

    metamorphic rock: Hornblende-hornfels facies: A generally deeper level of contact metamorphism at pressures of a few kilobars is represented by the hornblende-hornfels facies. Hydrated phases become stable, and the transition to regional metamorphism becomes apparent. Because of the generally greater depth, this type of aureole is often…

  • hornblendite (rock)

    amphibolite: In igneous rocks, the term hornblendite is more common and restrictive; hornblende is the most common amphibole and is typical of such rocks. Hornblendite is an ultramafic rock (dominantly dark minerals). True hornblendites contain little other than amphibole and are probably derived from the alteration of pyroxene and olivine.

  • Hornblower, Horatio (fictional character)

    Horatio Hornblower, fictional character, a British naval officer who is the hero of 12 books (mostly novels) by C.S. Forester that are set at the time of the Napoleonic Wars. The Hornblower novels begin with The Happy Return (1937; also published as Beat to Quarters) and conclude with the

  • Hornblower, Jonathan (British inventor)

    Jonathan Hornblower, British inventor of the double-beat valve, the first reciprocating compound steam engine. Hornblower’s invention, patented in 1781, was a steam engine with two cylinders, a significant contribution to efficiency. When Hornblower applied to Parliament for an extension of his

  • hornbook (education)

    Hornbook, form of children’s primer common in both England and America from the late 16th to the late 18th century. A sheet containing the letters of the alphabet was mounted on a wooden frame and protected with thin, transparent plates of horn. The frame was shaped like a table-tennis paddle, had

  • Hornbook, Adam (British writer)

    Thomas Cooper, English writer whose political epic The Purgatory of Suicides (1845) promulgated in verse the principles of Chartism, Britain’s first specifically working-class national movement, for which Cooper worked and suffered imprisonment. While working as a shoemaker, Cooper read widely, and

  • Hornborgesjön, Lake (lake, Sweden)

    lake: Chemical precipitates: Lake Hornborgasjön, Sweden, long prized as a national wildlife refuge, became the subject of an investigation in 1967. Lake Trummen, also in Sweden, was treated by dredging its upper sediments. In Switzerland, Lake Wiler (Wilersee) was treated by the removal of water just above the…

  • Hornbostel and Sachs system (music classification)

    stringed instrument: …West the most widely accepted system of classification is that developed by E.M. von Hornbostel and Curt Sachs, a method based on the type of material that is set into vibration to produce the original sound. Thus, stringed instruments are identified as chordophones—that is to say, instruments in which the…

  • Hornbostel, Erich Moritz von (Austrian musicologist)

    Erich Moritz von Hornbostel, Austrian musicologist and ethnologist. Brought up in a highly musical home, Hornbostel studied piano, harmony, and counterpoint. Although by his late teens he was a skilled performer and composer, his university studies (at Heidelberg, 1895–99) were in the natural

  • Hornby, C. H. St. John (English businessman)

    typography: The private-press movement: …the Ashendene, was conducted by C.H. St. John Hornby, a partner in the English booksellers W.H. Smith and Son. Hornby in 1900 met Emery Walker and Sydney Cockerell (Morris’ secretary at the Kelmscott Press), who encouraged and instructed him and helped in devising two types for his own use: Subiaco,…

  • Hornby, Lesley (British fashion model)

    Twiggy, British fashion model and actress whose gamine frame and mod look defined the fashion industry during much of the late 20th century. She is widely considered to have been one of the world’s first supermodels—a top fashion model who appears simultaneously on the covers of the world’s leading

  • Hornby, Nicholas (British writer)

    Nick Hornby, British novelist, screenwriter, and essayist known for his sharply comedic, pop-culture-drenched depictions of dissatisfied adulthood as well as for his music and literary criticism. Hornby’s parents divorced when he was young, after which he lived with his mother and sister. He

  • Hornby, Nick (British writer)

    Nick Hornby, British novelist, screenwriter, and essayist known for his sharply comedic, pop-culture-drenched depictions of dissatisfied adulthood as well as for his music and literary criticism. Hornby’s parents divorced when he was young, after which he lived with his mother and sister. He

  • Horne & Corden (British television show)

    James Corden: …in the limited-run sketch comedy Horne & Corden (2009). His noteworthy guest appearance in a 2010 episode of Doctor Who spurred the show’s producers to revive his character the following season. Corden later appeared in the 10-episode TV comedy thriller The Wrong Mans (2013–14), which garnered him a BAFTA nomination.

  • Horne Islands (islands, Wallis and Futuna)

    Horne Islands, pair of volcanic islands (Futuna and Alofi) forming the southwestern part of the French overseas collectivity of Wallis and Futuna, in the west-central Pacific Ocean. Futuna (not to be confused with its namesake in Vanuatu, which is said to have been settled from Futuna) is the site

  • Horne, Filips van Montmorency, count van (Dutch statesman)

    Filips van Montmorency, count van Horne, stadtholder of Gelderland and Zutphen, admiral of the Netherlands, and member of the council of state of the Netherlands (1561–65), who sought to preserve the traditional rights and privileges of the Netherlands and to end the Spanish Inquisition. A

  • Horne, Filips van Montmorency, graaf van (Dutch statesman)

    Filips van Montmorency, count van Horne, stadtholder of Gelderland and Zutphen, admiral of the Netherlands, and member of the council of state of the Netherlands (1561–65), who sought to preserve the traditional rights and privileges of the Netherlands and to end the Spanish Inquisition. A

  • Horne, Herman Harrell (American educational philosopher)

    Herman Harrell Horne, American educational philosopher who represented the idealistic viewpoint in contrast to the pragmatism of John Dewey and his followers. Horne earned his undergraduate and master’s degrees at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill (1895) and received his doctorate in

  • Horne, Îles de (islands, Wallis and Futuna)

    Horne Islands, pair of volcanic islands (Futuna and Alofi) forming the southwestern part of the French overseas collectivity of Wallis and Futuna, in the west-central Pacific Ocean. Futuna (not to be confused with its namesake in Vanuatu, which is said to have been settled from Futuna) is the site

  • Horne, John (British politician)

    John Horne Tooke, radical politician, one of the most effective English agitators for parliamentary reform and freedom of dissent in the late 18th century. He attacked the powerful Whig magnates but stopped short of advocating democracy. Born John Horne, the son of a poultry dealer, he assumed

  • Horne, Lena (American singer and actress)

    Lena Horne, American singer and actress who first came to fame in the 1940s. Horne left school at age 16 to help support her ailing mother and became a dancer at the Cotton Club in Harlem, New York City. In two years at the Cotton Club she appeared with such entertainers as Cab Calloway and

  • Horne, Lena Calhoun (American singer and actress)

    Lena Horne, American singer and actress who first came to fame in the 1940s. Horne left school at age 16 to help support her ailing mother and became a dancer at the Cotton Club in Harlem, New York City. In two years at the Cotton Club she appeared with such entertainers as Cab Calloway and

  • Horne, Marilyn (American opera singer)

    Marilyn Horne, American mezzo-soprano noted for the seamless quality and exceptional range and flexibility of her voice, especially in coloratura roles by Gioacchino Rossini and George Frideric Handel. She was also instrumental in reviving interest in their lesser-known operas. Horne studied voice

  • Horne, Marilyn Bernice (American opera singer)

    Marilyn Horne, American mezzo-soprano noted for the seamless quality and exceptional range and flexibility of her voice, especially in coloratura roles by Gioacchino Rossini and George Frideric Handel. She was also instrumental in reviving interest in their lesser-known operas. Horne studied voice

  • Horne, Matthew (British comedian and actor)

    James Corden: He and Matthew Horne, who had portrayed Gavin, then wrote and starred in the limited-run sketch comedy Horne & Corden (2009). His noteworthy guest appearance in a 2010 episode of Doctor Who spurred the show’s producers to revive his character the following season. Corden later appeared in…

  • Horne, Sir William Cornelius Van (American-born Canadian railroad executive)

    Sir William Cornelius Van Horne, American-born Canadian railway official who directed the construction of Canada’s first transcontinental railroad. Van Horne worked as a telegraph operator on the Illinois Central Railroad. By 1880 he was general superintendent of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul

  • horned dace (fish)

    chub: …creek and hornyhead chubs (Semotilus atromaculatus and Nocomis, sometimes Hybopsis, biguttata). The creek chub is found in quiet streams in eastern and central North America. Bluish above and silvery below, with a dark spot at the base of the dorsal fin, it grows to about 30 cm (1 foot).…

  • horned frog (amphibian)

    Leptodactylidae: Horned frogs (Ceratophrys) are frog-eating South American forms that typically have a projecting flap, or “horn,” of skin above each eye. They have wide heads and mouths and range in length from about 2.5 cm (1 inch) in the small species to more than 15…

  • Horned God (Wiccan deity)

    Wicca: Origins and beliefs: …associated deities (such as the Horned God). He also borrowed liberally from Western witchcraft traditions. Following the 1951 repeal of England’s archaic Witchcraft Laws, Gardner published Witchcraft Today (1954), founded his first coven of followers, and, with input from its members, especially author Doreen Valiente, developed modern witchcraft into what…

  • Horned God (prehistoric art figure)

    Trois Frères: …and engraved, known as the Horned God, or the Sorcerer. It depicts a human with the features of several different animals, and it dominates the mass of animal figures from a height of 13 feet (4 metres) above the cave floor. Its significance is unknown, but it is usually interpreted…

  • horned lark (bird)

    lark: …horned, or shore, lark (Eremophila alpestris) is native to the New World. The bill is quite variable: it may be small and narrowly conical or long and downward-curving; and the hind claw is long and sometimes straight. Plumage is plain or streaked (sexes usually alike) in a colour closely…

  • horned liverwort (plant, division Anthocerotophyta)

    Hornwort, (division Anthocerotophyta), any of about 300 species of small nonvascular plants. Hornworts usually grow on damp soils or on rocks in tropical and warm temperate regions. The largest genus, Anthoceros, has a worldwide distribution. Dendroceros and Megaceros are mainly tropical genera.

  • horned lizard (reptile)

    Horned toad, (genus Phrynosoma), any of about 14 species of lizards belonging to the family Iguanidae that are usually characterized by daggerlike head spines, or horns; a flattened oval body, pointed fringe scales along the sides of the body, and a short tail are typical features. The lizards

  • horned nightshade (plant)

    Buffalo bur, (Solanum rostratum), plant of the nightshade family (Solanaceae), native to high plains east of the Rocky Mountains from North Dakota to Mexico. Buffalo bur, named for its prickly berries that were commonly entangled in the fur of American bison (Bison bison), is an aggressive weed in

  • horned owl (bird)

    Horned owl, (genus Bubo), any of 17 species of owls with hornlike tufts of feathers on the head. The name refers especially to the great horned owl (B. virginianus) of the Americas. The great horned owl ranges from Arctic tree limits to eastern South America but is absent from the Amazon

  • horned passalus beetle (insect)

    Bess beetle, (family Passalidae), any of approximately 500 species of beetles (insect order Coleoptera) mostly found in the tropics, with a few species found in North America. They are characterized by their large size, ranging between 30 and 40 mm (1.2 and 1.6 inches) in length. Because of their

  • horned pheasant (bird)

    pheasant: The male tragopans, or horned pheasants (Tragopan species), of Asia also, are among the world’s most colourful birds. They show a bright apron of flesh under the bill during courtship, and short fleshy horns. The white-spotted plumage may be mainly red, yellow, or gray.

  • horned poppy (plant)

    Horned poppy, (genus Glaucium), genus of approximately 25 species of plants of the poppy family (Papaveraceae), native to Eurasia and northern Africa. Horned poppies are often salt-tolerant and have been used to anchor beach sand. Some species are grown as ornamentals in beach gardens. Horned

  • horned pout (catfish)

    Bullhead, any of several North American freshwater catfishes of the genus Ameiurus (Ictalurus of some authorities) and the family Ictaluridae. Bullheads are related to the channel catfish (I. punctatus) and other large North American species but have squared, rather than forked, tails and are

  • horned puffin (bird)

    puffin: The horned puffin (F. corniculata) is a Pacific relative of the Atlantic species. Of more southerly Pacific distribution is the tufted puffin (Lunda cirrhata), which is black with red legs and bill, a white face, and straw-coloured plumes curving backward from behind the eyes.

  • horned screamer (bird)

    screamer: The horned screamer (Anhima cornuta), of northern South America, has a slender, forward-curving, calcified spike on its forehead. The crested screamer, or chaja (a name that comes from its cry; Chauna torquata), of open country in east-central South America, and the black-necked screamer (C. chavaria), of…

  • horned shark (fish)

    Bullhead shark, any shark of the genus Heterodontus, which contains about 10 species and constitutes the family Heterodontidae (order Heterodontiformes). This exclusively marine group is found only in the tropical reaches of the Pacific and Indian oceans and in the eastern Pacific from California

  • horned toad (reptile)

    Horned toad, (genus Phrynosoma), any of about 14 species of lizards belonging to the family Iguanidae that are usually characterized by daggerlike head spines, or horns; a flattened oval body, pointed fringe scales along the sides of the body, and a short tail are typical features. The lizards

  • horned viper (snake)

    Cerastes: There are two species, the horned viper (C. cerastes), which usually has a spinelike scale above each eye, and the common, or Sahara, sand viper (C. vipera), which lacks these scales. Both species are small (seldom more than 60 cm [about 2 feet] long), stocky, and broad-headed and are found…

  • Hornemann, Friederich Konrad (German explorer)

    Friederich Konrad Hornemann, the first modern European to make the dangerous crossing of the northeastern Sahara. His journal, later published, contained a substantial amount of information on the then-unknown terrain and inhabitants of the central Sudan. In London (1796) he offered to serve as an

  • Horner’s method (mathematics)

    William George Horner: …whose name is attached to Horner’s method, a means of continuous approximation to determine the solutions of algebraic equations of any degree.

  • Horner’s muscle (anatomy)

    human eye: The muscles of the lids: …have been given separate names—namely, Horner’s muscle and the muscle of Riolan; they come into close relation with the lacrimal apparatus and assist in drainage of the tears. The muscle of Riolan, lying close to the lid margins, contributes to keeping the lids in close apposition. The orbital portion of…

  • Horner’s syndrome (medical disorder)

    ptosis: In a disorder called Horner syndrome, a slight ptosis occurs in association with a smaller pupil and decreased sweat production on the affected side.

  • Horner, Harry (American director and production designer)
  • Horner, I. B. (British scholar)

    Pali Text Society: In 1959 I.B. Horner was elected president of the PTS. Horner had worked and produced editions for the PTS since 1942, and the era in which she was president was especially productive and prosperous. Under her leadership the society produced revised editions of older PTS editions that…

  • Horner, James (American composer)

    James Roy Horner, American film composer (born Aug. 14, 1953, Los Angeles, Calif.—died June 22, 2015, Los Padres National Forest, California), provided the sound palette and emotional underpinning for dozens of motion pictures, most notably in his soaring score for James Cameron’s 1997 drama

  • Horner, James Roy (American composer)

    James Roy Horner, American film composer (born Aug. 14, 1953, Los Angeles, Calif.—died June 22, 2015, Los Padres National Forest, California), provided the sound palette and emotional underpinning for dozens of motion pictures, most notably in his soaring score for James Cameron’s 1997 drama

  • Horner, John R. (American paleontologist)

    dinosaur: Reproduction: In 1978 John R. Horner and his field crews from Princeton University discovered dinosaur nests in western Montana. A few other finds, mostly of eggshell fragments from a number of sites, established oviparity as the only known mode of reproduction. In recent years an increasing number of…

  • Horner, Red (Canadian hockey player)

    Red Horner, (Reginald Horner), Canadian ice hockey player (born May 28, 1909, Lynden, Ont.—died April 27, 2005, Toronto, Ont.), had a reputation as the toughest and most intimidating player of his era. As a defenseman for the Toronto Maple Leafs (1928–40), he accrued 1,264 penalty minutes, l

  • Horner, Reginald (Canadian hockey player)

    Red Horner, (Reginald Horner), Canadian ice hockey player (born May 28, 1909, Lynden, Ont.—died April 27, 2005, Toronto, Ont.), had a reputation as the toughest and most intimidating player of his era. As a defenseman for the Toronto Maple Leafs (1928–40), he accrued 1,264 penalty minutes, l

  • Horner, William George (British mathematician)

    William George Horner, mathematician whose name is attached to Horner’s method, a means of continuous approximation to determine the solutions of algebraic equations of any degree. Horner became assistant master of Kingswood School, Bristol, in 1802, and headmaster four years later. He founded his

  • hornero (bird)

    Ovenbird, any of over 200 species of small birds, named for building a domed nest with a side entrance, especially Seiurus aurocapillus, a wood warbler (family Parulidae, order Passeriformes) of North America east of the Rockies; it winters south to Colombia. Brownish olive above, with a streaked

  • hornet (insect)

    wasp: Species of Vespa are called hornets, which are mostly black, with yellowish markings on the face, thorax, and the tip of the abdomen. The Asian giant hornet (Vespa mandarinia) is the largest known hornet in the world, with some workers growing to nearly 4 cm (1.6 inches) in body length…

  • Hornet (aircraft)

    military aircraft: Multimission: …capability; and the McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet, a single-seat carrier-based aircraft designed for ground attack but also possessing excellent air-to-air capability.

  • Hornet (United States ship)

    Alameda: The aircraft carrier USS Hornet, which first saw action in World War II and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1991, is maintained as a floating museum at Alameda Point. Inc. town, 1854; city, 1884. Pop. (2000) 72,259; (2010) 73,812.

  • Horney, Karen (German psychoanalyst)

    Karen Horney, German-born American psychoanalyst who, departing from some of the basic principles of Sigmund Freud, suggested an environmental and social basis for the personality and its disorders. Karen Danielsen studied medicine at the universities of Freiburg, Göttingen, and Berlin, taking her

  • hornfels (rock)

    metamorphic rock: Hornfels: The hornfels are formed by contact metamorphism and typically show little sign of the action of directed pressure. They are fine-grained rocks in which crystals display little orientation.

  • hornfels facies (rocks)

    Hornfels facies, a major division of metamorphic rocks (rocks that form by contact metamorphism in the inner parts of the contact zone around igneous intrusions). All of the rocks called hornfels—a hard, fine-grained, flinty rock—are created when heat and fluids from the igneous intrusion alter

  • Horniman, Annie (English theatre manager)

    Annie Horniman, English theatre manager who pioneered the British repertory movement, influencing 20th-century drama, acting, and production. The heiress of a wealthy tea merchant, Horniman studied at the Slade School of Fine Art (1882–86), but after visiting Germany, where she was impressed by the

  • Horniman, Annie Elizabeth Fredericka (English theatre manager)

    Annie Horniman, English theatre manager who pioneered the British repertory movement, influencing 20th-century drama, acting, and production. The heiress of a wealthy tea merchant, Horniman studied at the Slade School of Fine Art (1882–86), but after visiting Germany, where she was impressed by the

  • Hornindals Lake (lake, Norway)

    Hornindals Lake, lake, Sogn og Fjordane fylke (county), western Norway. Occupying the trough of a glacial valley, the long and narrow lake has a length of about 16 miles (25 km) and a maximum width of 3 miles (5 km). In the west it tapers to a sharp point and drains westward into Nord Fjord, which

  • Horning, William A. (American art director)
  • Hornos, Cabo de (cape, Chile)

    Cape Horn, steep rocky headland on Hornos Island, Tierra del Fuego Archipelago, southern Chile. Located off the southern tip of mainland South America, it was named Hoorn for the birthplace of the Dutch navigator Willem Corneliszoon Schouten, who rounded it in 1616. False Cape Horn (Falso Cabo de

  • hornpipe (dance)

    hornpipe: Hornpipe refers also to several dances that Renaissance courtiers believed were once performed to the rustic instrument. At times it meant a jig, a reel, or a country dance. As an Irish, Scottish, or English solo dance, the hornpipe is in 44 time and is…

  • hornpipe (musical instrument)

    Hornpipe, name of a wind instrument and of several dances supposedly performed to it. The instrument is a single-reed pipe with a cowhorn bell (sometimes two parallel pipes with a common bell) and is often converted into a bagpipe. Known since antiquity, it is today played in Basque Spain (where it

  • Hornsby, Bruce (American musician)

    Grateful Dead: …Lesh, Kreutzmann, and Hart enlisted Bruce Hornsby, who had originally filled in on keyboards after Brent Mydland’s death in 1990, to form the Other Ones. The band took its name from “That’s It for the Other One,” a 1968 Grateful Dead song dedicated to the bus that was used by…

  • Hornsby, Rogers (American baseball player)

    Rogers Hornsby, American professional baseball player, generally considered the game’s greatest right-handed hitter. His major league career batting average of .358 is second only to Ty Cobb’s .366. Hornsby made his major league debut with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1915 at age 19. After playing a

  • Hornstedtia (plant genus)

    Zingiberales: Inflorescences: In the genus Hornstedtia (family Zingiberaceae), the inflorescences are wholly just above ground level, with firm empty outer bracts forming a spindle-shaped structure out of the top of which the flowers emerge, one or two at a time. In one Malaysian species of Hornstedtia, however, the whole rhizome…

  • horntail (insect)

    Horntail, (family Siricidae), any of about 85 species of solitary (nonsocial), primitive wasps (order Hymenoptera), classified in five different genera, that are moderately large, some reaching 3.75 cm (about 1.5 inches) in length. The cylindrical body is usually brown, blue, or black, often with

  • Hornung, E. W. (English author)

    A.J. Raffles: …series of short stories by E.W. Hornung that appeared in the Strand and other popular British magazines beginning in the late 1880s.

  • Hornung, Ernest William (English author)

    A.J. Raffles: …series of short stories by E.W. Hornung that appeared in the Strand and other popular British magazines beginning in the late 1880s.

  • Hornung, Paul (American football player)

    Green Bay Packers: …Starr, fullback Jim Taylor, halfback Paul Hornung, tackle Forrest Gregg, linebacker Ray Nitschke, end Willie Davis, tackle Henry Jordan, cornerback Herb Adderley, and safety Willie Wood. They won championships in 1961 and 1962 and followed with three straight championships starting in the 1965–66 season. On January 15, 1967, in the…

  • hornworm (insect larva)

    hawk moth: …horn, hence the common name hornworm. Two economically destructive North American species, the tobacco, or southern, hornworm (Manduca sexta) and the tomato, or northern, hornworm (M. quinquemaculata), attack tomato, tobacco, and potato crops. These leaf-feeding pests are green and can be 10 cm (4 inches) long. Control includes the use…

  • hornwort (plant, division Anthocerotophyta)

    Hornwort, (division Anthocerotophyta), any of about 300 species of small nonvascular plants. Hornworts usually grow on damp soils or on rocks in tropical and warm temperate regions. The largest genus, Anthoceros, has a worldwide distribution. Dendroceros and Megaceros are mainly tropical genera.

  • hornwort (plant, Ceratophyllum genus)

    Ceratophyllales: …with one cosmopolitan genus (Ceratophyllum) containing 10 species.

  • hornwort order (plant order)

    Ceratophyllales, hornwort order of flowering plants, consisting of a single family (Ceratophyllaceae) with one cosmopolitan genus (Ceratophyllum) containing 10 species. Species of Ceratophyllum, called hornworts for their spiny fruits, are submerged aquatic plants that are mostly free-floating and

  • horny coral (invertebrate order)

    cnidarian: Annotated classification: Order Gorgonacea Sea fans and sea whips. Colonies commonly arborescent with axial skeleton of gorgonin and/or calcareous spicules. Polyps rarely dimorphic. Tropical and subtropical. Order Alcyonacea Soft corals. Small to massive colonial forms. Lower parts of polyps fused into a fleshy mass; oral ends protrude. Internal…

  • horny layer (anatomy)

    epidermis: …the dermis, and the external stratum corneum, or horny layer, which is composed of dead, keratin-filled cells that have migrated outward from the basal layer. The melanocytes, responsible for skin colour, are found in the basal cells. The epidermis has no blood supply and depends on diffusion from the dermal…

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