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  1. horn from a buck, used for knife handles, etc
  2. (as modifier): a buckhorn knife
Also called buck's horn plantain. a Eurasian plant, Plantago coronopus, having leaves resembling a buck's horn: family Plantaginaceae
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  • In his left hand he trailed his long rifle, while his right rested upon the buckhorn handle of the knife in his belt.

    Oonomoo the Huron Edward S. Ellis
  • It was a knife of English manufacture, with a handle of buckhorn as good as new.

  • Before I fell asleep he told me that on Monday the two of us would team in to buckhorn and get a wagon-load of supplies.

    The Prairie Wife Arthur Stringer
  • That wagon-ride from buckhorn out to the ranch seemed endless.

    The Prairie Wife Arthur Stringer
  • By eight o'clock we were in the metropolis of buckhorn and busy gathering up our things there.

    The Prairie Wife Arthur Stringer
  • Then I put the buckhorn extinguisher over the candle and dove into the feather bed as gleefully as a child on Christmas Eve.

  • To team wheat into buckhorn would have been a terrible discount, no matter what luck he might have with his crops.

    The Prairie Wife Arthur Stringer
  • To the east of it there is a large deep basin, formed at the foot of the channel, between Grand and buckhorn islands.

  • buckhorn Cholla” is surely a good name for this aggressive fellow.

    The Fantastic Clan John James Thornber

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