from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A music-case.
  • noun A rack, clip, or hook for holding music for a performer.


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  • But the keys seemed to be rising up and hitting her hands, and the piano was growing unsteady, and rocking to and fro in an alarming manner; she made a horrible jangle as she clutched at the music-holder for safety, and the next minute swayed from the stool and fell in a dead, faint right into Dr. Gormeston's arms, providentially extended just in time.

    Seven Little Australians


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