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 for Hartshorn
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hartshorn \Harts"horn`\ (-h[^o]rn`), n.
     1. The horn or antler of the hart, or male red deer.
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     2. Spirits of hartshorn (see below); volatile salts.
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     Hartshorn plantain (Bot.), an annual species of plantain
        ({Plantago Coronopus); -- called also buck's-horn.
     Hartshorn shavings, originally taken from the horns of
        harts, are now obtained chiefly by planing down the bones
        of calves. They afford a kind of jelly. --Hebert.
     Salt of hartshorn (Chem.), an impure solid carbonate of
        ammonia, obtained by the destructive distillation of
        hartshorn, or any kind of bone; volatile salts. --Brande &
     Spirits of hartshorn (Chem.), a solution of ammonia in
        water; -- so called because formerly obtained from
        hartshorn shavings by destructive distillation. Similar
        ammoniacal solutions from other sources have received the
        same name.
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