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  • noun Plural form of fife.

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Examples

  • Each man had a glass of port wine; and we then turned over the old newspapers which we found in the chests, and drew lots for the presents, which consisted of small musical instruments such as fifes, jew's-harps, trumpets, &c., with draughts and other games, puppets, crackers, &c.

    Christmas: Its Origin and Associations Together with Its Historical Events and Festive Celebrations During Nineteen Centuries

  • Then there are home-made fifes and whistles and drums, combs covered with paper, extemporized triangles, and bones made from ribs of salt horse such as negro minstrels use.

    CHAPTER XLIII

  • That explained the men in period dress—three-cornered hats, fifes, and all—practicing a marching formation on the front lawn, in anticipation of the anniversary of the Battle of Lexington, as I pulled Red Rider to a halt.

    The King's Best Highway

  • I plaster a smile on my face and leave it there as Darcy marches by with Kyle Anderson, both of them dressed as Minutemen and playing their fifes.

    Pies & Prejudice

  • They marched into town, two hundred strong, drums rattling and fifes piping, crossed Market Street, and halted outside the Friends Meeting House on Fourth Street.

    Robert Morris

  • While fifes and drums played a tactical role in pre-electronic war, communicating battlefield formations and establishing the rhythm of advance and retreat, popular music responded to the human consequences of battle.

    Bob Moses: The Songs They Carried: Music at War

  • While fifes and drums played a tactical role in pre-electronic war, communicating battlefield formations and establishing the rhythm of advance and retreat, popular music responded to the human consequences of battle.

    Bob Moses: The Songs They Carried: Music at War

  • While fifes and drums played a tactical role in pre-electronic war, communicating battlefield formations and establishing the rhythm of advance and retreat, popular music responded to the human consequences of battle.

    Bob Moses: The Songs They Carried: Music at War

  • While fifes and drums played a tactical role in pre-electronic war, communicating battlefield formations and establishing the rhythm of advance and retreat, popular music responded to the human consequences of battle.

    Bob Moses: The Songs They Carried: Music at War

  • While fifes and drums played a tactical role in pre-electronic war, communicating battlefield formations and establishing the rhythm of advance and retreat, popular music responded to the human consequences of battle.

    Bob Moses: The Songs They Carried: Music at War

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