Definitions of hornless

  1. having no horns; " hornless cattle"
  2. Having no horn.
  3. Without horns.

Usage examples for hornless

  1. The does are hornless but the bucks have sharp horns over eighteen inches long. – By Veldt and Kopje by William Charles Scully
  2. One of these cases is the crossing by Professor T. B. Wood of a breed of sheep horned in both sexes with another hornless in both sexes. – Hormones and Heredity by J. T. Cunningham
  3. " The hornless deer is not more sad " That many a peaceful moment had, " More sleek than any granary mouse, " In his own leafy forest house " Among the waving fields of fern: " The hunting of heroes should be glad." – Poems by W. B. Yeats
  4. But strange sights sometimes appeared to them in the mist, for towers and palace gateways loomed up and disappeared, and once a hornless doe bounded by them chased by a white hound with one red ear, and again they saw a young maid ride by on a brown steed, bearing a golden apple in her hand, and close behind her followed a young horseman on a white steed, a purple cloak floating at his back and a gold- hilted sword in his hand. – The High Deeds of Finn and other Bardic Romances of Ancient Ireland by T. W. Rolleston
  5. Within the gate lay a small hornless dragon who raised his head, showed his claws, and would not let him in. – The Chinese Fairy Book by Various
  6. " I will attack thee," said she, " in the shape of a hornless red heifer at the head of the cattle, so that they will overwhelm thee on the waters and fords and pools and thou wilt not see me before thee." – The Ancient Irish Epic Tale Táin Bó Cúalnge by Unknown
  7. We galloped; now a hornless deer Passed by us, chased by a phantom hound All pearly white, save one red ear; And now a maiden rode like the wind With an apple of gold in her tossing hand; And a beautiful young man followed behind With quenchless gaze and fluttering hair. – Poems by W. B. Yeats
  8. Chief among the domesticated sheep of the British Isles is the Southdown, whose characteristics used to be- although we are told they are changed somewhat now- thin chine, low fore- end, and rising backbone, a small hornless head, speckled face, thin lips, woolled ears, and bright eyes. – The-Romance-of-Industry-and-Invention by Cochrane, Robert
  9. The most ancient and most primitive member of this series yet discovered, the genus Trigonias, is unmistakably a rhinoceros, yet much less massive, having more the proportions of a tapir; it had four toes in the front foot, three in the hind, and had a full complement of teeth, except for the lower canines, though the upper canines are about to disappear, and the peculiar modification of the incisors, characteristic of the true rhinoceroses, is already apparent; the skull is hornless – Darwin and Modern Science by A.C. Seward and Others
  10. The last is a doubtful point; as far as I have been able to gather evidence on the subject the female appears to be hornless which allies Pantholops more to the antelopes and the gazelles. – Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon by Robert A. Sterndale
  11. In some of these the females are horned, but the majority are hornless – Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon by Robert A. Sterndale
  12. But with domesticated sheep the presence or absence of horns is not a firmly fixed character; a certain proportion of the merino ewes bearing small horns, and some of the rams being hornless whilst with ordinary sheep hornless ewes are occasionally produced. – The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex, Vol. I (1st edition) by Charles Darwin
  13. The great black moose bulls- hornless at this season and fat and amiable as sheep- regarded her with a reserved curiosity; and the moose calves, the strangeness of her form and color once worn off, treated her with great respect. – Children of the Wild by Charles G. D. Roberts
  14. However, an intelligent friend of mine near Chichester is determined to try the experiment; and has this autumn, at the hazard of being laughed at, introduced a parcel of black- faced hornless rams among his horned western ewes. – The-Natural-History-of-Selborne by White, Gilbert
  15. In the F1 generation the males were horned, the females hornless – Hormones and Heredity by J. T. Cunningham