Free reed


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Free reed (Mus) a reed whose edges do not overlap the wind passage, -- used in the harmonium, concertina, etc. It is distinguished from the beating or striking reed of the organ and clarinet.
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In literature:

We waded a long way among the reeds in water breast deep, but always found a broad, deep space free from vegetation and unfordable.
"Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa" by David Livingstone
When free to choose, the Osmia settles by preference in the small reeds.
"Bramble-bees and Others" by J. Henri Fabre
I shall have grass walls, and grass and reeds on the floor of my own house; the free ventilation will keep it sweet.
"The Last Journals of David Livingstone, in Central Africa, from 1865 to His Death, Volume II (of 2), 1869-1873" by David Livingstone
With these he attacked the reeds and weeds, and in ten minutes or less had set the screw free.
"Under the Waves" by R M Ballantyne
On the top of this framework we placed a sort of platform of reeds, which would, we hoped, keep us free from the water.
"In the Wilds of Florida" by W.H.G. Kingston
The last is the original of all our free-reed musical instruments.
"Lippincott's Magazine, December 1878" by Various
See also ACCORDION; CHENG; HARMONIUM; Free-Reed Vibrator.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 7" by Various
On a broad part of the pond, free of reeds, was a motionless boat, the oars hanging.
"Hania" by Henryk Sienkiewicz
The arrangement of the free reed in an organ pipe is simple, and does not differ greatly from that of the beating reed shown in fig.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 1 "Franciscans" to "French Language"" by Various

In poetry:

They hear the wind's low sigh,
And the river sweeping free,
And the green reeds murmuring heavily,
And the woods–but they hear not thee!
"Carolan's Prophecy" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans

In news:

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How to Set Your Employees Free: Reed Hastings.
Discover how the harmonica , inspired by the ancient free-reed Chinese sheng, was developed to its modern form by German instrument makers.
Baltimore Ravens Pro Bowl free safety Ed Reed disclosed that he has a torn labrum in his shoulder.
Brad Wilson and Shaun Reed have made the first free ascent of Undertow (5.11+), one of the hardest routes on the Black Wall of Mt Evans, Colorado.
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Baltimore Ravens free safety Ed Reed, (20) runs after recovering a fumble more.
Former Kansas basketball guard Tyrel Reed is writing a diary during his free time in Belgium, where he is playing professional basketball.
View full size Faith Cathcart, The Oregonian Christi Reed, a nutritionist for New Seasons Market, leads regular gluten-free tours of stores in the chain.
Courtney Reed and Kevin R Free invite readers to spend a two-show day with them and their Once On This Island family at Paper Mill Playhouse's home in Millburn, NJ.
Handing out turkeys and pumpkin pies Tuesday night at Booker T Washington Middle School in Baltimore, Ravens free safety Ed Reed said he never forgets his humble roots growing up in Louisiana.
The Bills also declined to offer contracts to defensive end Ryan Denney and wide receiver Josh Reed, allowing them to become unrestricted free agents at midnight on March 5.
Reed Saxon / the associated press archives The Nationals are close to adding free agent Dan Haren, with the Angels last season, to an already strong rotation.
Chattanooga Times Free Press, Tenn. Harbaugh undecided on QB, Reed miffed at $50k fine.
Baltimore Ravens Pro Bowl free safety Ed Reed disclosed that he has a torn labrum in his shoulder .

In science:

The construction of a scale-free network follows the Molloy-Reed scheme : First, we fix the number of nodes N in the system and the γ parameter, characteristic of the particular network.
Random walk and trapping processes on scale-free networks
The air-driven vibration of free-reed is actually a nonlinear phenomenon of coupling between the air flow and the reed displacement while both are undergoing oscillatory motions, which have inspired quite a few scholarly studies. The reed chamber has also been shown to affect both the pitch and the quality of sound.
Music in Terms of Science
Therefore, the airdriven free reed vibration is a more involved case than a simple harmonic oscillator.
Music in Terms of Science
In other words, the free-reed vibration is self-excited and does not require a vibrating air mass in a resonator to transfer a steady air pressure into an oscillatory motion.
Music in Terms of Science
There are no resonant pipes, as in typical wind instruments, to selectively reinforce certain harmonic components in free-reed instruments.
Music in Terms of Science