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Little Horn   /lˈɪtəl hɔrn/   Listen
Little Horn

A river that flows from northern Wyoming into the Bighorn River in southern Montana; site of Custer's Last Stand.  Synonyms: Little Bighorn, Little Bighorn River.

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"Little Horn" Quotes from Famous Books

... quills, which enclosed another a size smaller, and that a littler one that would just fit into it, and so on till she came to one about the size of an old-fashioned coffee-cup. They are called a nest of boxes. The inner one contained a little horn thing that looked like a pill-box, and that had ...
— Nature and Human Nature • Thomas Chandler Haliburton

... the guard pin u by a considerable angle, and although this is so, in case of an accident the acting edge of the fork would come in contact with the ruby pin; this proves that a well made single roller escapement really requires but little horn, only enough to ensure the safe entry of the ruby pin in case the guard point at that moment be thrown against the roller. We will now examine the question from the standpoint of the double roller; S2, Fig. ...
— An Analysis of the Lever Escapement • H. R. Playtner

... Romagna at the foot of the Apennines make peculiar large cavities in the mountains in the form of a horn, and on one side they fasten a horn. This little horn becomes one and the same with the said cavity and thus they produce by blowing into it a very loud noise. [Footnote: As to the Romagna see also No. ...
— The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, Complete • Leonardo Da Vinci

... should subdue three kings, [4] and speak great words against the most High, and wear out the saints, and think to change times and laws: and that they should be given into his hands until a time and times and half a time. Kings are put for kingdoms, as above; and therefore the little horn is a little kingdom. It was a horn of the fourth Beast, and rooted up three of his first horns; and therefore we are to look for it among the nations of the Latin Empire, after the rise of the ten horns. But it was a kingdom ...
— Observations upon the Prophecies of Daniel, and the Apocalypse of St. John • Isaac Newton

... out her map and considered—and suddenly, out of nowhere, with a rattle and a bang, and a high blast on a mad little horn, a Ford arrived at her side ...
— The Happy Foreigner • Enid Bagnold

Words linked to "Little Horn" :   WY, mt, Montana, Little Bighorn, Wyoming, river, Treasure State, Equality State

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