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Powder horn   /pˈaʊdər hɔrn/   Listen
Powder horn

noun
1.
Container for carrying gunpowder; made of the hollow horn of an animal.  Synonym: powder flask.






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... buckskin—a picturesque, flowing garment reaching from neck to knees, and girded about the waist by a leathern belt, from which dangled the tomahawk and scalping-knife. On one hip hung the carefully scraped powder horn; on the other, a leather sack, serving both as game-bag and provision-pouch, although often the folds of the shirt, full and ample above the belt, were the depository for food and ammunition. A broad-brimmed felt hat, or a cap of fox-skin or squirrel-skin, with the tail dangling ...
— Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 6 • Charles H. Sylvester



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