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1(of a person's hair) standing on end:‘their distorted limbs and horrent hair’
- ‘To the left of Avalokite vara sits the red Hayagriva with hairs horrent and a third additional eye.’
- ‘But, remember, you will have passed the Rubicon, when once you have been shaven: if you repent, and let your beard grow, your mouth will by-and-by show no longer what Messer Angelo calls the divine prerogative of lips, but will appear like a dark cavern fringed with horrent brambles.’
2Feeling or expressing horror:‘a horrent cry’
Mid 17th century: from Latin horrent- (of hair) standing on end, from the verb horrere.
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