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hopsacking a coarse, loosely woven material used esp. for making bags. [2 definitions]
hopscotch a children's game in which players toss a small stone or other object onto a pattern of numbered squares drawn on the ground or pavement, and then hop or jump from one square to another, picking up the stone in the process.
hora a spirited round dance, esp. of Israel and Rumania, or the music for this dance.
horde a large number, group, or crowd; throng; multitude. [3 definitions]
horehound an aromatic herb with fuzzy, whitish leaves and a bitter juice that is used as a flavoring and as a remedy for coughs. [3 definitions]
horizon the juncture of the earth and the sky as perceived by the observer. [2 definitions]
horizonless combined form of horizon.
horizontal parallel to the horizon or to the earth; ninety degrees from vertical.
horizontal union see craft union.
hormone any of various substances secreted by the cells of the body that circulate in the bloodstream and produce specific, usu. stimulating effects in certain receptive organs or tissues. [2 definitions]
horn the hard, bony, hollow growths that extend, usu. in a pair, from the head of certain mammals such as cows and deer. [6 definitions]
hornbeam any of various shrubs or trees of the birch family having hard white wood covered by smooth gray bark, or the wood of this plant.
hornbill any of several tropical birds having a large curved bill, usu. with a horny bulge.
hornblende a variety of amphibole that is greenish to black in color, common in metamorphic rocks and dark igneous rocks that are rich in iron and magnesium.
hornbook formerly, a child's primer for reading or math, consisting of a page of material covered by a transparent sheet of horn and framed. [2 definitions]
horned lizard see horned toad.
horned owl any of several owls having earlike tufts of feathers, esp. the great horned owl.
horned pout a common bullhead catfish, esp. the brown bullhead.
horned toad any of several insect-eating lizards of western North America and Mexico, having spiny scales covering the body and hornlike spines on the head.
horned viper a highly poisonous snake of Africa, having a hornlike protrusion above each eye; asp.
hornet any of several large stinging insects that live in colonies and build large, round, papery nests; wasp.