Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A mechanical piano constructed in the manner of a barrel-organ.
“In order to get rid of her ennui, she had opened her piano-organ, and had begun to sing, accompanying herself the while, the chorus from Euryanthe: “Hunters astray in the wood!” which is probably the most beautiful thing in all the sphere of music.”
“A blackbird sang; a piano-organ round a corner was playing ‘Rigoletto.’”
“It must at once be admitted that this particular musical instrument differed very considerably from any piano-organ ever heard in the streets, and it could never have come anywhere from the neighbourhood of Saffron Hill.”
“Then the four laughing lions could be seen racing along with a most wonderful piano-organ, into which Gamble, Grin, and Grub were harnessed, whilst Carry-on-Merry turned the handle.”
“From the piano-organ which he turned so gaily, Carry-on-Merry found it was necessary to caution the Griffin after his last frantic attempt to break through the ring of dancing children.”
“F. _ There's only one objection to that suggestion -- viz., that it's perfectly impossible to tell a cab from a piano-organ.”
“German soldiers dancing round a piano-organ which was playing to them.”
“Julia echoed the remark, though the music was that of a piano-organ.”
“Italian piano-organ having been introduced amongst the Oriental instruments -- banged on, and then abruptly came to a stop when the negro cracked his whip.”
“A large piano-organ stood in one corner, and there were glass cases containing the rarest marine curiosities which a naturalist could wish to see.”
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