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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In organ-building, a section of the instrument, containing very delicate stops, inclosed in a thick swell-box, which is often placed at a distance from the rest of the organ, so as to be capable of echo or distant effects. Sometimes the echo-organ has a keyboard of its own in the console, but often it is played from either the swell or the choir keyboard through a special mechanism.


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