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  • You know what I mean: there's a bevy of quirky instruments like a hurdygurdy or a harmonium, and everyone switches around playing them.

    E. A. Hanks: La Strada: Your New Favorite Indie Band

  • Goethe 1 good 3 guitar 1 hall 2 happiness 5 happy 2 harmonious 1 harmony 45 hear 1 heaven 2 hurdygurdy 1 hymn 1 idealism 1 instrument 21 instruments 5 instrumental 1 jolly 1 joy 11 joyful 1 lesson 1 light 1 line 1 liveliness 1 lonely 1 loud 1 love 2 man 1 meditation 1 melody 24

    A Study of Association in Insanity

  • A huge red bottle in a drug-store window caught her eye, and from down the street came the sound of a hurdygurdy.

    Pollyanna Grows Up

  • Hamilton's hurdygurdy a season of social elevation, an 'yet they pulls off their fandangoes with a heap of verve, an' I've no doubt they shore enjoys themse'fs.

    Wolfville Nights

  • I gets infatyooated with the good fellowship of that hurdygurdy; an 'even after I leaves Tucson an' is camped some miles away, I saddles up every other evenin ', rides in an', as says the poet,

    Wolfville Nights

  • Apennines; and. it finished off with sundry abstract observations on the musical aspect of the barrel-organ and the aesthetic value of hurdygurdy performances.

    Philistia

  • "Pity a poor blind --" answers the man with the hurdygurdy.

    What Will He Do with It? — Volume 04

  • -- "Which do you like best, the mice or the hurdygurdy?"

    The Caxtons — Complete

  • Pisistratus understands: the father is like the hurdygurdy, at once dead and living.

    The Caxtons — Complete

  • Alderman; one carrying his fox, another his marmoset, another his guinea-pig: those who played on the hurdygurdy, played on the hurdygurdy; there were chimney-sweeps, with their bagpipes, who also played; it was an uproar of joy, which cannot be imagined!

    Mysteries of Paris, V3

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