Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Paper ruled with staffs for recording music.

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Examples

  • Christmas were somewhat as follows: From the manor-house ten shillings and a supper; from the vicar ten shillings; from the farmers five shillings each; from each cottage-household one shilling; amounting altogether to not more than ten shillings a head annually — just enough, as an old executant told me, to pay for their fiddle-strings, repairs, rosin, and music-paper

    Under the Greenwood Tree

  • The aforesaid fiddle-strings, rosin, and music-paper were supplied by a pedlar, who travelled exclusively in such wares from parish to parish, coming to each village about every six months.

    Under the Greenwood Tree

  • That night, late as it was, when Faith was in bed and sleeping, he sat before a sheet of music-paper, neatly copying his composition upon it.

    The Hand of Ethelberta

  • He rummaged among the music and papers on the table; in chaotic drawers; beneath dirty, fat-scaled dinner-dishes on the washstand; between door and stove, through a kind of rubbishheap that had formed with time, of articles of dress, spoiled sheets of music-paper, soiled linen, empty bottles, and boots, countless boots, single and in pairs.

    Maurice Guest

  • He tried to free himself, putting the roses aside with one hand, while, with his cigarette, he pointed to the sheets of music-paper that lay before him.

    Maurice Guest

  • Unaided by the servants, Lemm, groaning and wrathful, packed his small box and tore up and burnt a few sheets of music-paper.

    A House of Gentlefolk

  • After dinner Lemm drew out of his coat-tail pocket, into which he had continually been fumbling, a small roll of music-paper and compressing his lips he laid it without speaking on the pianoforte.

    A House of Gentlefolk

  • Mozart, therefore, called for music-paper, &c. and in the state of mind we have described (the agitation of which must have been considerably increased by the vexation of being interrupted in his favourite game) actually completed the overture while leaning over the billiard-table.

    The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor Volume I, Number 3

  • "I want some music-paper: I can get it before Judith has done ordering in her supplies if I go at once."

    Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 22, August, 1878

  • 'If I only had music-paper here,' he cried, 'I have just the melody to fit this poem.'

    Among the Great Masters of Music Scenes in the Lives of Famous Musicians

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