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horsehead

[hawrs-hed] /ˈhɔrsˌhɛd/
noun, plural horseheads (especially collectively) horsehead.
1.
moonfish (def 1).
Origin of horsehead
1880-1885
1880-85; horse + head
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  • He has a friendly laugh and wears a gold pendant with a red stone on his thick gold chain; there is a horsehead on his cane.

    Heidi Johanna Spyri
  • It was a medium ship of five thousand tons burden, designed for service in the horsehead Nebula region.

    The Pirates of Ersatz Murray Leinster
  • He stayed with me while I was crazy and got me safe to horsehead.

    Laramie Holds the Range Frank H. Spearman
  • I was thinking of the time me and George put sheep-dip in horsehead Johnson's whisky.

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