Music-stool

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Music-stool a stool or chair, generally adjustable in height, for the performer on the pianoforte, &c
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. musique—L. musica—Gr. mousikē (technē, art), mousa, a muse.

Usage

In literature:

She managed to clamber up on to the stool with pussy in her arms, and reached for the music, which she opened.
"Dorothy Dainty's Gay Times" by Amy Brooks
But she sat down on the clamped music stool and began a waltz.
"The Lion's Share" by E. Arnold Bennett
The other manual employments consist chiefly in making musical reeds, flutes, warlike weapons, and stools, or rather pillows, to sleep on.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. 15 (of 18)" by Robert Kerr
Quickly she turned on the music-stool and on him, and spoke with averted head.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 152, April 18, 1917" by Various
He came nearer the music-stool.
"The Grey Wig: Stories and Novelettes" by Israel Zangwill
Porkington, who was, or should be, her lord and master, was perched upon the music stool.
"Interludes being Two Essays, a Story, and Some Verses" by Horace Smith
There goes Hancock with the music-stool.
"The Astonishing History of Troy Town" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
He was waiting for her on his favourite perch, the music-stool, swinging idly to and fro, with his customary serenity of demeanour.
"The Swindler and Other Stories" by Ethel M. Dell
She gave the music-stool a twirl or two and fluffed down on to it like a whirl of soap-suds in a hand-basin.
"Little Masterpieces of American Wit and Humor" by Various
The musicians and their music-stands and stools have also gone, and faintly from the distance comes the sound of a waltz.
"The 'Mind the Paint' Girl" by Arthur Pinero
The table was quite sprung, and the music-stool wouldn't twist.
"Orley Farm" by Anthony Trollope
Lyon Berners led Rosa Blondelle to the piano, arranged her music-stool, and placed the music sheets before her.
"Cruel As The Grave" by Mrs. Emma D. E. N. Southworth
The Angel sat on the music stool (music stool because of his wings).
"The Wonderful Visit" by Herbert George Wells
I had sunk down upon the music stool and covered my face with my hands.
"To Win the Love He Sought" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Luckily I had turned a little on the music-stool, so I did not lose a faintest detail of what followed.
"Sweethearts at Home" by S. R. Crockett
Then she would sit half frozen, with heavy eyes, swaying on the music-stool till dawn.
"The Song of Songs" by Hermann Sudermann
She lifted a glass of sherry, and, lighting a cigarette, sprang upon the music-stool.
"Phases of an Inferior Planet" by Ellen Glasgow
She turned round on the piano stool, put one bent arm up on the music which stood there, and hid her face in it.
"Rough-Hewn" by Dorothy Canfield
She turned swiftly round upon the music-stool.
"For the Cause" by Stanley J. Weyman
She whirled herself round on the music stool: it had been a favourite motion of her mother's in the old days.
"Mildred Arkell, (Vol 3 of 3)" by Ellen Wood
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In poetry:

And turn again to what it started as,
A joyous shot at how things ought to be,
Long fallen wide. You can see how it was:
Look at the pictures and the cutlery.
The music in the piano stool. That vase.
"Home Is So Sad" by Philip Larkin