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  • This was the cromorne, a wooden instrument with cylindrical column of air; the name is considered to remain in the cremona stop of the organ.

    Scientific American Supplement No. 819, September 12, 1891

  • There are flute stops of various kinds; tonal stops that approximate the timbre of stringed instruments; stops for effecting changes in which each note, formed from several pipes, bring out simultaneously its fundamental and harmonic sounds; stops which serve to imitate the instruments of the orchestra, such as the trumpet, the clarinet, and the cremona (an obsolete instrument with a timbre peculiar to itself) and the bassoon.

    Musical Memories

  • Thinking we had been taken for an expected lover, I, too, was moving off, when the voice, that sounded like the dropping golden notes of a cremona, called out in tones of vibrating alarm:

    Lords of the North

  • When the prima-donna of some vauntful city trills her bird-song above the foot-lights, or the cremona moans out the sigh of night-winds through the forest, artificial townsfolk applaud.

    Lords of the North

  • Over his fireplace were arranged boxing-gloves and fencing foils; on his table lay a cremona and a flageolet.

    Paul Clifford — Complete

  • Next he played him, both upon his flageolet and his cremona, some of the most modish airs.

    Paul Clifford — Volume 01

  • At this speech Paul looked wistfully round the spruce parlour, and thought what a fine thing it would be to be lord of such a domain, together with the appliances of flageolet and cremona, boxing-gloves, books, fly-flanking flagellum, three guineas, with the little mountain of silver, and the reputation -- shared only with Lord Dunshunner -- of being the best whip in London.

    Paul Clifford — Volume 01

  • But when the bow of an evident master was drawn over the strings of his rusty cremona in a long signal sweep, every heart palpitated in eagerness.

    The Cavaliers of Virginia, or the Recluse of Jamestown. An Historical Romance of the Old Dominion. By the author of "The Kentuckian in New-York." In Two Volumes. Vol. I.

  • The fact that the boys was and is still in hospital is further proof of negligence by the owners. joe cremona (10 hours, 16 minutes ago)

    timesofmalta.com

  • _other_ language of complaint run through a gamut that is as inexhaustible as the cremona of Paganini.

    The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. 1

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