Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A strolling musician who “grinds” out music from a barrel-organ.
- n. a street musician who plays a hand organ or hurdy-gurdy
“She left me three separately framed sketches of an organ-grinder monkey - hearing no evil (hands over his ears), speaking no evil (hand over his mouth), seeing no evil (hands covering his eyes).”
“But when the so-called organ-grinder monkeys reach sexual maturity around 5 years old, they can turn dangerous and destructive.”
“There is one beautiful sight in the East End, and only one, and it is the children dancing in the street when the organ-grinder goes his round.”
“It is a hint that she was once one of those children who danced to the organ-grinder.”
“Losing the frothy enthusiasms of adolescence was no longer a sign of maturity but a warning that life had irrevocably lost its savor: "At thirty an organ-grinder is more or less a moth-eaten man who grinds an organ," he lamented.”
“Given that the British State (now merely the monkey for the emerging organ-grinder of the pan-European State) has long since broken, and clearly has no intention of honouring, its side of the Lockean social contract with the citizen, the only solution I can forsee is for the majority ethnic group to engineer its violent overthrow.”
“Why vote for the monkey when you can elect the organ-grinder?”
“But why vote for the monkey when you can elect the organ-grinder?”
“So I'll put my "hack" comments with your coffee-making, organ-grinder comments as potentially unfounded and grossly ignorant of us both.”
“Why vote for the monkey, after all, when you can have the organ-grinder?”
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