from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A player or performer upon the flute; a flutist.
  • n. A South American wren of the genus Cyphorinus, as C. cantans: so called from its note.


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  • Like the music of the flute-player dancing on the table

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  • "I bought a company of comedians," he went on, "but I preferred for them to put on Atellane farces, and I ordered my flute-player to play Latin airs only."


  • Finally, the slave stepped out into the middle of the floor and waved his pipes in imitation of a flute-player; then, with a whip and a smock, he enacted the part of a mule-driver.


  • If you wished to be thought a good farmer, a good horseman, a good physician, a good flute-player, or anything else whatever, without really being so, just imagine what


  • Thibron, as it befell, had just finished breakfast, and was returning to the mess with Thersander the flute-player.


  • The latter was not only a good flute-player, but, as affecting Lacedaemonian manners, laid claim to personal prowess.


  • SOCRATES: And in a similar way you speak of a good boxer or a good flute-player or a good performer in any other art?

    The Second Alcibiades

  • The flute-player will know the good and bad flute, and the maker will put faith in him; but the imitator will neither know nor have faith — neither science nor true opinion can be ascribed to him.

    The Republic by Plato ; translated by Benjamin Jowett

  • The first to appear on the platform was a flute-player of consumptive appearance, who most conscientiously dribbled away — what am I saying? — piped, I mean — a piece also of consumptive tendency; two persons shouted bravo!

    Dream tales and prose poems

  • There was another glimpse of the flute-player; another thunder-clap from the pianist;

    Dream tales and prose poems


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