from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A kind of large bombardon, a reed-instrument used in the seventeenth century, one of the forms from which the oboe and bassoon were developed.
  • n. The tenor or basset bombard. See bombard, 6.
  • n. A variety of onyx consisting of a layer of a bluish tint over black.


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