Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See key.

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Examples

  • "That I could help," said Arnold, as he took his tuning-key out of his pocket.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 69, July, 1863

  • But Czipra began to put the strings of the czimbalom out of tune with her tuning-key.

    Debts of Honor

  • "Out of tune!" said the old doctor, giving her a look made up of humourous vexation and real sadness; "I wish I knew the right tuning-key to take hold of you!"

    Queechy

  • "Out of tune!" said the old doctor, giving her a look made up of humourous vexation and real sadness, -- "I wish I knew the right tuning-key to take hold of you!"

    Queechy

  • "key it up," so to speak, to a certain height, as a tuning-key the strings of a musical instrument.

    Concerning the Spiritual in Art

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