Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A music-stand.

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Examples

  • And now the haunch of mutton vapour-bath having received a gamey infusion, and a few last touches of sweets and coffee, was quite ready, and the bathers came; but not before the discreet automaton had got behind the bars of the piano music-desk, and there presented the appearance of a captive languishing in a rosewood jail.

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  • Accordingly, sheet after sheet of manuscript music was selected by the poet from his store and placed upon the music-desk to be played by Felix at sight.

    Story-Lives of Great Musicians

  • To his delight -- yet nowise to his embarrassment -- Felix found himself in command of a company of sedate and experienced musicians, ready to follow the lead of his baton when it pleased him to take his place at the music-desk.

    Story-Lives of Great Musicians

  • The picture is before us as we write -- and as it must often have been recalled by those who frequented the house beside the canal -- of the child-musician standing on a footstool before his music-desk, baton in hand, gravely conducting his orchestra.

    Story-Lives of Great Musicians

  • A grand piano was so placed that the light from either window or candles would fall comfortably upon the music-desk; and on a stool beside it rested a violin case.

    The Hermit of Far End

  • The audience, ardently applauding her first song, saw her turn and give some brief instruction to her accompanist, who nodded, laying aside the song which she had just placed upon the music-desk.

    The Splendid Folly

  • Her fingers were trifling nervously with the pages of an album of songs that rested against the music-desk.

    The Moon out of Reach

  • On one occasion when he was entirely absorbed in his playing, completely detached from the world, his servant entered softly and laid a letter on the music-desk.

    Frederic Chopin as a Man and Musician

  • 'Tap-tap - tap,' went the leader's bow on the music-desk.

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  • And now the haunch of mutton vapour-bath having received a gamey infusion, and a few last touches of sweets and coffee, was quite ready, and the bathers came; but not before the discreet automaton had got behind the bars of the piano music-desk, and there presented the appearance of a captive languishing in a rose-wood jail.

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