- They are no longer in this world- neither the Horned Lizard nor Barbato. - "The Lone Ranche", Captain Mayne Reid.
- The horned toad, undisturbed, squatted in the grass and eyed him with bright, expressionless eyes. - "Sundown Slim", Henry Hubert Knibbs.
- If he only would, the Great Horned Owl could never trouble us any more. - "The Tale of Billy Woodchuck", Arthur Scott Bailey.