from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A stool, often with an adjustable seat, for a performer on the pianoforte or similar instrument. Also music-chair.


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  • When Miriam, returning to the mother-of-pearl music-stool, at a signal from her brother, touched the silver and enamelled keys of the ivory piano, and began to sing, Lord Codlingsby felt as if he were listening at the gates of Paradise, or were hearing Jenny

    Novels by Eminent Hands

  • She had been seated at an ivory pianoforte on a mother-of-pearl music-stool, trying a sonata of Herz.

    Novels by Eminent Hands

  • Fat or thin, laughing or melancholy, on horseback or the music-stool, it was all the same to the Major.

    Vanity Fair

  • He dashes the fair hair from his brow: he sits down to the piano, and plays one or two of them, warbling a faint vocal accompaniment, and looking as if he would be lifted off the screw music-stool, and flutter up to the ceiling.

    The Newcomes

  • She placed herself at the piano; the instrument being opposite to the door, it was impossible, when she seated herself on the music-stool, for any person entering the room to see her face.

    The Haunted Hotel

  • Lejeune, with a sinking heart, sat down on the music-stool; he had never touched a piano in his life.

    A Sportsman's Sketches

  • He bowed and smiled in the most unexceptionable of white chokers and the dapperest of dress coats, and drew off the whitest imaginable pair of kid gloves, when he sat down to the piano, subsiding in a sort of bow upon the music-stool, and striking those few, brisk and noisy chords with which such artists proclaim silence and reassure themselves.

    Wylder's Hand

  • Isabel, since she had known her, felt ashamed of her own facility, which she now looked upon as basely inferior; and indeed, though she had been thought rather a prodigy at home, the loss to society when, in taking her place upon the music-stool, she turned her back to the room, was usually deemed greater than the gain.

    The Portrait of a Lady

  • He was dancing all by himself on a stage, stiffly, with his arms held out to an invisible partner, and I sat and watched him from a seat like music-stool with a gun in my hand in case anyone shold interfere with his dance.

    The Quiet American

  • If an egg were found on a music-stool, what poem would it remind you of?

    Games For All Occasions


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