Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One whose trade or occupation is to make violins and similar instruments; a luthier.
“The miraculous amplification that comes from the wooden enclosures of stringed instruments is the result of materials not usually found in a reclamation yard, and violin-maker Rob Cain's admirable desire to stick to the "scrap" brief was tested to destruction – a source for a bit of Dragon's Den tension in the show.”
“Two men run a violin-repair business, but when business owner Maxime starts seeing violin soloist Camille, expert violin-maker and introvert Stéphane finds himself jealous.”
“The Violin-maker: This is probably my second favorite simply because it really delves into the main character, who is the apprentice of the violin-maker.”
“The story begins with the suicide of the violin-maker and follows the apprentice as he deals with the rumors of what really happened, all the while holding a secret of his own.”
“Those are the names of the people who used to own that particular violin, made in 1729 by the Italian violin-maker Antonio Stradivari.”
“Built by a master violin-maker in 17th century Italy.”
“There's an old violin-maker out in Simi Valley who's retiring.”
“When the case was opened, the violin saw that they were in a strange hall full of people, and many of them were talking of this man -- the violin-maker.”
“I then said that a celebrated violin-maker of that name, of whom I desired some information, had lived there two hundred years before.”
“He was the pupil of another famous Cremonese violin-maker, Niccolo Amati, and his first works are said to bear the name of his master, but in 1670 he began to sign instruments with his own name.”
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