rhinoceros horn

rhinoceros horn

in powdered form, considered powerful fertility agent. [Eastern Culture: Misc.]
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The list of lab-sourced luxuries includes rhinoceros horn and elephant ivory, along with cotton and leather-like cellulose.
Three boxes, each containing 10 portions, contained ground rhinoceros horn, one box contained eight portions of a medicine containing bear bile and two boxes contained shenrong weisheng wan - a plant extract.
Three boxes, each containing 10 portions, contained ground rhinoceros horn and one box contained eight portions of a medicine containing bear bile.
A high demand for freshly poached elephant ivory, rhinoceros horn, and lion bones encourage the animal poaching.
Chinese artefacts and rhinoceros horn were stolen in six incidents, three at Durham Museum, one at Gorringes Auction House in East Sussex and one each at Norwich Castle Museum and the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge.
The permit system has been abused by permit applicants and holders seeking to obtain threatened or protected species permits such as rhinoceros horn.
A rhinoceros horn, pictured above right, is made of compacted hair.
Other highlights include: a Chinese "Three Friends" Rhinoceros Horn Libation Cup, 17th/18th Century.
The successful operation resulted in a large number of arrests and seizures of the parts and derivatives of many Cites-listed species including ivory, rhinoceros horn, leopard, tiger, pangolin and hornbill," (http://www.
The minister for Environment and Forests in Assam, Rockybul Hussain, said that the poachers sell the rhinoceros horn for use as an aphrodisiac.
The theft came weeks after museums were warned about a spate of rhinoceros horn thefts from museums around Europe.
In the Xin Tang shu [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], rhinoceros horn frequently appears in lists of tribute.