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flies the handle

Synonyms:

bark, flare, flash, growl, grumble, grunt, lash out, retort, snarl, snort.
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horn
Definition:
Trumpets were at first horns perforated at the tip, used for various purposes ( Joshua 6:4 Joshua 6:5 ). Flasks or vessels were made of horn ( 1 Samuel 16:1 1 Samuel 16:13 ; 1 Kings 1:39 ). But the word is used also metaphorically to denote the projecting corners of the altar of burnt offerings ( Exodus 27:2 ) and of incense ( 30:2 ). The horns of the altar of burnt offerings were to be smeared with the blood of the slain bullock ( 29:12 ; Leviticus 4:7-18 ). The criminal, when his crime was accidental, found an asylum by laying hold of the horns of the altar ( 1 Kings 1:50 ; 2:28 ). The word also denotes the peak or summit of a hill ( Isaiah 5:1 , where the word " hill" is the rendering of the same Hebrew word). This word is used metaphorically also for strength ( Deuteronomy 33:17 ) and honour ( Job 16:15 ; Lamentations 2:3 ). Horns are emblems of power, dominion, glory, and fierceness, as they are the chief means of attack and defence with the animals endowed with them ( Daniel 8:5 Daniel 8:9 ; 1 Samuel 2:1 ; 1 Samuel 16:1 1 Samuel 16:13 ; 1 Kings 1:39 ; 22:11 ; Joshua 6:4 Joshua 6:5 ; Psalms 75:5 Psalms 75:10 ; 132:17 ; Luke 1:69 , etc.). The expression " horn of salvation," applied to Christ, means a salvation of strength, or a strong Saviour ( Luke 1:69 ). To have the horn " exalted" denotes prosperity and triumph ( Psalms 89:17 Psalms 89:24 ). To " lift up" the horn is to act proudly ( Zechariah 1:21 ). Horns are also the symbol of royal dignity and power ( Jeremiah 48:25 ; Zechariah 1:18 ; Daniel 8:24 ).

Synonyms:

noun
alarm
alarm, alert, beacon, bell, blast, buoy, buzzer, call, caution, clock, cry, drum, flap, flare, flash, foghorn, forewarning, gong, high sign, mayday, nod, notice, scramble, scream, semaphore, shout, sign, signal, siren, sos, squeal, tip, tocsin, trumpet, warning, whistle, wink, yell, tip off.
animal
horn.
antler
knob, rack, spike.
artifact
French Horn, horn.
bottle
flask.
car part
accelerator, brake, bumper, camshaft, carburetor, chassis, choke, clutch, connecting rod, cowl, crankcase, crankshaft, cylinder, dashboard, differential, distributor, exhaust, fan, fender, gear, gearbox, gearshift, generator, glove compartment, hood, ignition, manifold, muffler, odometer, piston, radiator, shock absorber, spark plug, speedometer, steering wheel, transmission, windshield, bearings, taillights.
communication
horn.
cusp
angle, apex, corner, end, fold, peak, tooth.
edge
cusp.
flask
alembic, ampulla, bag, beaker, bottle, canteen, carafe, caster, chalice, crock, cruet, crystal, decanter, demiJohn, ewer, fiasco, flagon, glass, goblet, gourd, jar, jug, noggin, phial, retort, tumbler, urn, vial, Flasket, Flacon.
horn
automobile horn, car horn, cornet, French Horn, hooter, motor horn, saddle horn, trumpet, tusk.
instrument
cornet.
musical instrument
banjo, bass, bassoon, cello, clarinet, drum, electric guitar, English Horn, fiddle, flute, French Horn, guitar, harmonica, harp, harpsichord, keyboard, oboe, organ, piano, piccolo, recorder, saxophone, trombone, trumpet, viola, violin, alto saxophone, classical guitar, electric piano, tenor saxophone, violincello.
musical instruments
accordion, baby grand, balalaika, barrel organ, bass guitar, bagpipes, air guitar.
nose
beak, bill, muzzle, proboscis, sneezer, sniffer, snoot, snout, snuffer, whiffer, Nares, Smeller, schnoz, Olfactory Nerves, adenoids, nostrils.
prong
fork, nib, point, spine, spur, tine.
siren
alarm.
substance
horn.
trumpet
clarion, cornet, instrument, shophar.
verb
butt
batter, buck, buffet, bump, bunt, collide, gore, hook, jab, knock, poke, prod, punch, push, ram, run into, shove, smack, strike, thrust, toss.
contact
horn, tusk.
Examples of usage:
  1. For a moment, as she did not look up, Fyles sat leaning forward in the saddle with his arms resting upon its horn. – The Law-Breakers by Ridgwell Cullum
  2. One of " them" was the girl named April Horn. – The Tunnel Under The World by Frederik Pohl
  3. Why didn't I think to bring along that funny little horn? – Dorothy Dainty at Glenmore by Amy Brooks
  4. Mr Soutar was not to be found, the fact being that he had gone to see Miss Horn. – Malcolm by George MacDonald
  5. At the sound of the overseer's horn, all the slaves came forward and witnessed my punishment. – Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb, an American Slave, Written by Himself by Henry Bibb

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