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HORN'BILL, n. A fowl of the genus Buceros,which has a flat bony forehead with two horns; a native of the E. Indies.




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HORN'BILL, n. A fowl of the genus Buceros,which has a flat bony forehead with two horns; a native of the E. Indies.


HORN'BILL, n.

A fowl of the genus Buceros, which has a flat bony forehead with two horns; a native of the East Indies. There are many species in India and Africa distinguished in general by a large bill with one or two horns.


Horn"bill`
  1. Any bird of the family Bucerotidæ, of which about sixty species are known, belonging to numerous genera. They inhabit the tropical parts of Asia, Africa, and the East Indies, and are remarkable for having a more or less horn-like protuberance, which is usually large and hollow and is situated on the upper side of the beak. The size of the hornbill varies from that of a pigeon to that of a raven, or even larger. They feed chiefly upon fruit, but some species eat dead animals.

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Hornbill

HORN'BILL, noun A fowl of the genus Buceros, which has a flat bony forehead with two horns; a native of the E. Indies.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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EXIST'ENCE, n. The state of being or having essence; as the existence of body and of soul in union; the separate existence of the soul; immortal existence; temporal existence.

1. Life; animation.

2. Continued being; duration; continuation. We speak of the existence of troubles or calamities, or of happiness. During the existence of national calamities, our pious ancestors always had recourse to prayer for divine aid.

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