Horton


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Horton,

river, c.275 mi (440 km) long, rising in a lake N of Great Bear Lake, Northwest Territories, Canada, and flowing NW to Franklin Bay, a part of the Beaufort Sea.

Horton

“faithful one hundred percent,” Horton sits on the Mayzie bird’s egg until it is hatched. [Children’s Lit.: Horton Hatches the Egg]
See: Loyalty
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Murray, of Horton Lodge, near O , about seventy miles from our village: a formidable distance to me, as I had never been above twenty miles from home in all the course of my twenty years' sojourn on earth; and as, moreover, every individual in that family and in the neighbourhood was utterly unknown to myself and all my acquaintances.
Alexander sprang to the platform and hurried up the siding, waving to Philip Horton, one of his assistants, who was anxiously looking up at the windows of the coaches.
Horton kept repeating that he was sure there could be nothing wrong with the estimates.
They're already nervous, Horton tells me, and there's no use alarming them.
At noon Philip Horton made his way through the crowd with a tray and a tin coffee-pot from the camp kitchen.
Milton could not, with a free conscience, become a clergyman, so having taken his degree he went home to his father, who now lived in the country at Horton.
It was during these early years spent at Horton, too, that Milton wrote his masque of Comus.
All these poems of which I have told you, Milton wrote during the quiet years spent at Horton.
Milton had planned to enter the ministry, but the growing predominance of the High-Church party made this impossible for him, and on leaving the University in 1632 he retired to the country estate which his parents now occupied at Horton, twenty miles west of London.
Will you excuse me for a moment, Captain Horton," she said to her escort.
Captain Horton bowed with the slight disappointment of a hungry man on his way to the supper-room.
Captain Horton found his vis-a-vis a somewhat unsatisfactory companion.