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First published 1956 (SND Vol. IV).
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FOREHORN, n. The top of the stem-post in a boat (Sh. 1953).Sh. 1898 Shet. News (25 June):
“Geng ye yonder ta da forehead an' shut,” William said, pointin' ta da forehorn.

[Fore-, 1. + Horn, n., 2. (6). Cf. Hinnie-spot.]

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