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1) horny. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...horns or hornlike projections. 2. Made of horn or a similar substance. 3. Tough and calloused: horny skin. 4. Vulgar Slang a. Desirous of sexual activity. b. Sexually...

2) scale, in zoology. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...scale, in zoology, in zoology, an outgrowth, either bony or horny, of the skin of an animal. The major component of the scales of fishes is bone, and they are formed...

3) hoof. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...hoof, horny epidermal casing at the end of the digits of an ungulate (hoofed) mammal. In the even-toed ungulates, such as swine, deer, and cattle, the hoof is cloven;...

4) tortoiseshell. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...tortoiseshell, horny, translucent, mottled plates covering the carapace of the tropical hawksbill turtle. The plates, too thin for most purposes in their original...

5) silk. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...silk, fine, horny, translucent, yellowish fiber produced by the silkworm in making its cocoon and covered with sericin, a protein. Many varieties of silk-spinning...

6) nail, in anatomy. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...nail, in anatomy, in anatomy, the horny outgrowth shielding the tip of the finger and the toe in humans and most other primates. The nail consists of dead cells pushed...

7) coral. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...small, sedentary marine animal, related to the sea anemone but characterized by a skeleton of horny or calcareous material. The skeleton itself is also called coral....

8) stratum corneum. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Inflected forms: pl. strata cornea The horny outer layer of the epidermis, consisting mainly of dead or peeling cells. New Latin : stratum + Latin corneum, neuter...

9) 56328. Stevens, Wallace. The Columbia World of Quotations. 1996
...NUMBER:56328 QUOTATION:If her horny feet protrude, they comeTo show how cold she is, and dumb. ATTRIBUTION:Wallace Stevens (1879-1955), U.S. poet. The Emperor of...

10) tortoiseshell. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...1a. The mottled, horny, translucent, brownish covering of the carapace of certain tortoises or turtles, especially the hawksbill, used to make combs, jewelry, and...

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