Dehorning
Dehorn De*horn", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dehorned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dehorning}.] To deprive of horns; to prevent the growth of the horns of (cattle) by burning their ends soon after they start. See {Dishorn}. ``Dehorning cattle.'' --Farm Journal (1886). [1913 Webster] ||

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