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Mouth organ   /maʊθ ˈɔrgən/   Listen
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.  Synonyms: harmonica, harp, mouth harp.

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"Mouth organ" Quotes from Famous Books

... easily taught Alice to blow a mouth organ, and to ring a telephone, to take the receiver off its hook and hold it to her ear and listen. For years Alice has rendered, every summer, valuable services of a serious nature in carrying children and other visitors around her yard, and only ...
— The Minds and Manners of Wild Animals • William T. Hornaday

... and Ted tried to get interested in a game of chess, but with little success. Bill Witt sought with mouth organ and banjo to buoy up the spirits of his downcast mates and succeeded poorly. Noon mess was served at eleven forty-five and even Jean Cartier, as he dispensed canned beans, brown bread, stewed fruit and tea, forgot to smile as ...
— The Brighton Boys with the Submarine Fleet • James R. Driscoll

... his valise, but they got more good things from a kind old monkey who lived in the woods. He used to work on a hand organ, but when he got old he bought him a nest in the woods with the pennies he had saved up, and he lived in peace and quietness, and played a mouth organ on Sundays. ...
— Uncle Wiggily's Travels • Howard R. Garis

... there's going to be any instruction to hired men on the rope or mouth organ or jew's-harp, or anything of that sort, it's me that gives it. I'm segundo on this ranch. ...
— The Man Next Door • Emerson Hough

Words linked to "Mouth organ" :   mouth harp, free-reed instrument, harp

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