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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Horn may refer to:

  • Horn (anatomy), a pointed projection of the skin on the head of various animals. Source of all other uses below.
  • Horn, the substance that, apart from other functions, is the main component of the tissue that sheaths the bony core of horns and hoofs of various animals.

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Places

  • Cape Horn, the southernmost point of the continent of South America named (indirectly) after the Dutch town of Hoorn
  • Golden Horn, a historic inlet of the Bosphorus dividing the city of Istanbul
  • Horn (district), a district of the state of Lower Austria in Austria
  • Horn of Africa, a peninsula in East Africa that juts into the Arabian Sea, includes parts of Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea and Djibouti
  • Horn, Austria, a small town in the Waldviertel in Lower Austria, Austria and the capital of the Horn District
  • Horn, Germany, a municipality in the district of Rhein-Hunsrück in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
  • Horn, Hamburg, a quarter in the borough Hamburg-Mitte, in the eastern part of Hamburg, Germany
  • Horn, Netherlands, a town in the Dutch province of Limburg, and a separate municipality until 1991
  • Horn, Oppland, a ferry docking point on the east side of lake Randsfjorden, Norway
  • Horn, Rutland, a civil parish in the county of Rutland in the East Midlands of England
  • Horn, Sweden, a locality situated in Kinda Municipality, Östergötland County, Sweden
  • Horn, Switzerland, a municipality in the district of Arbon in the canton of Thurgau in Switzerland, an exclave of Thurgau
  • Hoorn, a municipality in the province of North Holland, in The Netherlands

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Fiction

  • Freyja, also known as Hörn, a Norse goddess of love, beauty, fertility, war and death
  • Gjallarhorn, the sounding horn or ringing horn of the god Heimdall, used to announce Ragnarok
  • Horn of Gondor, a horn carried by Boromir, son of the Steward of Gondor, in the Lord Of The Rings books and films
  • Horn of Valere a fictional horn in Robert Jordan's fantasy series The Wheel of Time, that calls heroes back from the grave
  • Horns (novel), a Luciferian dark fantasy novel written in 2010 by Joe Hill, son of Stephen King

Slang

  • Corna, also called the "devil horns", a hand gesture with a vulgar meaning in Mediterranean countries, also used in heavy metal music
  • Telephone, also known as "the horn", especially among soldiers and police officers
  • Texas Longhorns, sometimes shortened to "Horns", the sports teams of the University of Texas in Austin
    • Hook 'em Horns, a hand gesture expressing support for the above teams
  • Cuckolds are sometimes described as having grown "horns".

Other

  • Drinking horn, an animal horn that has been used as a drinking vessel in various cultures since ancient times
  • Gabriel's Horn, a geometric figure that has infinite surface area but encloses a finite volume
  • Golden Horns of Gallehus, two horns made of sheet gold discovered in Gallehus, Denmark and dating to the early 5th century
  • Horn (Chinese constellation), part of the European constellation Virgo
  • Horn (diacritic), a diacritic mark used to indicate that a normally rounded vowel such as o or u is to be pronounced unrounded
  • Horn of Plenty (disambiguation), also known as Cornucopia and the Horn of Amalthea, a symbol of food and abundance dating back to the 5th century BC
  • Italian horn, an Italian amulet of good luck used to protect the wearer from the evil-eye curse
  • The knob-like appendage attached to the pommel of a saddle.
  • Horn timber, a slanted timber extension of the keel for mounting a counter transom.[1]

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