- n. Plural form of ventage.
“It is typically a back street of the business of a city, that is, the ventages of its buildings are darkened most often by packing cases and bales.”
“The 'stops' are the holes over which the player's fingers are placed, also called vent-holes or "ventages”
“Tis as easy as lying: govern these ventages with your fingers and thumb, give it breath with your mouth, and it will discourse most eloquent music.”
“Tis as easy as lying; govern these ventages with your finger and thumb, give it breath with your mouth, and it will discourse most eloquent music.”
“Govern these ventages 38 with your finger and thumb, give it breath with your mouth, and it will discourse most excellent music.”
“_Nineteenth Century_: "O human life! so varied, so vast, so complex, so rich and subtle in tremulous deep organ tones, and soft proclaim of silver flutes, so utterly beyond our spell of insight, who of us can govern the thunder and whirlwind of thy ventages to any utterance of harmony, or pluck out the heart of thy eternal mystery?”
“_ It is as easy as lying: govern these _ventages_ with your _finger and thumb_, give it _breath_ with your mouth, and it will discourse _most eloquent music_.”
“The holes in a flute have always been called 'ventages,' because the”
“The stops' referred to by Hamlet are merely the 'ventages.”
“I know my character as the musician knows the ventages of his flute.”
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