from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A wooden drop-shutter of a window, hinged at the top or bottom.
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- n. the hinged protective covering that protects the keyboard of a piano when it is not being played
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Yet urged by an hypnotic will I went to the piano, lifted the fall-board, and in my misery I actually paused to read the maker's name.