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Horn of plenty   /hɔrn əv plˈɛnti/   Listen
Horn of plenty

noun
1.
A goat's horn filled with grain and flowers and fruit symbolizing prosperity.  Synonym: cornucopia.






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"Horn of plenty" Quotes from Famous Books



... rays lingered longest about the Nile group with the colossal god. Leaning against the Sphinx, he lies there thoughtful and meditative, as if he were thinking on the rolling centuries; and little love-gods sport with him and with the crocodiles. In the horn of plenty sat with folded arms a little tiny love-god, contemplating the great solemn river-god, a true picture of the boy at the spinning wheel—the features were exactly the same. Charming and life-like stood the little marble form, and yet the wheel of the year has turned more than ...
— What the Moon Saw: and Other Tales • Hans Christian Andersen

... their worth in the normal perforated and canceled condition, but also how their values vary if they are uncanceled, unperforated, embossed, rouletted, surcharged with all manner of initials, printed by mistake with the king standing on his head, or water-marked anything from a horn of plenty to the seven lean kine of Egypt. This feat of memory is, moreover, no hardship at all, for the enthusiasm of the normal stamp-collector is so potent that its proprietor has only to stand by and let it ...
— The Joyful Heart • Robert Haven Schauffler

... finest white muslin, and their persons adorned with earrings and necklaces; there were Mahrata Brahmans, who shave their heads, leaving only one long central lock, and wear turbans of blinding red, decorated in front with a sort of golden horn of plenty; Bangas, wearing three-cornered helmets with a kind of cockscomb on the top; Kachhis, with Roman helmets; Bhillis, from the borders of Rajastan, whose chins are wrapped three times in the ends of their pyramidal turbans, so that the innocent tourist never fails ...
— From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan • Helena Pretrovna Blavatsky



Words linked to "Horn of plenty" :   cornucopia, symbolisation, symbol, symbolization, symbolic representation



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