mouth organ

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n mouth organ a small rectangular free-reed instrument having a row of free reeds set back in air holes and played by blowing into the desired hole
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Mouth organ (Mus) Pan's pipes
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Usage

In literature:

Bring out that mouth organ, Necktie!
"The Moving Picture Girls at Rocky Ranch" by Laura Lee Hope
The mouth-organ then remained the sole music machine in all that immense area.
"A Canyon Voyage" by Frederick S. Dellenbaugh
A band of tin whistles and mouth organs led the way, playing a valiant attempt at "Caller Herrin'".
"For the Sake of the School" by Angela Brazil
Down in the audience Harry Weldon played the mouth organ.
"The Curlytops and Their Pets" by Howard R. Garis
Tune up on the mouth-organ, Sam, an' off she goes with a song.
"The Magic Pudding" by Norman Lindsay
I've just thought of Montie Fry and his trick dog, and Dick Sullivan and his mouth-organ.
"At the Little Brown House" by Ruth Alberta Brown
Soon after the formation of the mouth, our growing starfish develops his first organs of locomotion.
"Chatterbox, 1906" by Various
Mitch Storey sat with his mouth organ cupped in his hands.
"The Planet Strappers" by Raymond Zinke Gallun
In 'Kitchener' Ward the men have mouth organs and tin whistles and combs, and play till you're nearly deafened.
"A Patriotic Schoolgirl" by Angela Brazil
And had tone poems on the mouth-organ.
"The Innocents" by Sinclair Lewis
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In poetry:

A gray old man, the third and last,
Sang in cathedrals dim and vast,
While the majestic organ rolled
Contrition from its mouths of gold.
"By The Fireside : The Singers" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
With tin whistles, mouth-organs, any noise,
They pipe the way to glory and the grave;
Foolish and young, the gay and golden boys
Love cannot save.
"Joining The Colours" by Katharine Tynan
'E plays 'em oft upon the march, an' likewise in the trenches;
'E plays 'em to the Gurkhas, an' 'e's played 'em to the Frenchies;
'E may be ankle-deep in dust or middle-deep in slime,
But Billy with 'is mouth-organ 'e's at it all the time.
"The Mouth-Organ" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

This organic condiment is full of "nice pieces of whole cranberries " that "pop" in the mouth, though one taster had trouble with the "tough skins".
The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) has teamed up with leading dental organizations to expand public awareness of medication-induced dry mouth .
The United Nations' Food & Agriculture Organization and the World Organisation for Animal Health, or OIE, announced a joint plan to control foot-and-mouth disease across the world.
For psychiatry, the mouth was our organ of expression and interpretation as our field first emerged formally under the carefully spoken interactions of Freud and his followers.
'We're just trying to maintain that word-of-mouth, organic feeling'.
Caitlin Glover at right, takes a mouth swab as she signs up to be a bone marrow donor in the University of Colorado Engineering Center in May Another drive is being organized this week to help a CU student with leukemia.
A Florida mother is suing an organization in charge of Head Start Day Care after her 3-year-old daughter found a used condom on the daycare playground and put it in her mouth.
Geno has been recognized as a thought leader in both the identity and word-of-mouth realms, and has received awards from numerous organizations, including the 2008 Effie awards and the 2006 Word of Mouth Marketing Association WOMMIE Awards.
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