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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A musical instrument consisting of a flexible metal tongue set in a small stiff iron frame of peculiar shape, which is held to the player's mouth and pressed against his teeth, the metal tongue of the instrument being bent outward at a right angle so as to be struck with the hand.
  • n. Nautical, the shackle by which a cable is secured to the anchor-ring.

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