from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who plays the organ; also, a mechanical device for playing an organ. Compare piano-player.


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  • Most wonderfully, my elder daughter and I sneaked back for a last look at the three pseudopeople and were astonished to find the organ-player sitting in the dimness breathing and tipping her head, long after the demonstration was over, the lights turned off, and everyone had gone home.

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  • The writer wrote, the artist drew, the man showed us their insides, and the organ-player played her tunes, her wooden fingers actually pressing the keys on her specially-made organ.

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  • The organ-player had been ordered to go away and given sixpence.


  • The organ-player suddenly stopped, for this time her voice had risen louder than the music.


  • It would be criminal to let the brutal organ-player get him again if the lad's story were true, and she did not doubt its truth after the waif had slipped back his ragged sleeves and showed great, ugly, purple welts across his naked arms.

    The Lilac Lady

  • The intending organ-player must ascertain that he or she has a gift for music, and this need not be of the highest order, as even a small portion of the gift can be improved with care, and fostered into usefulness.

    The Girl's Own Paper, Vol. VIII: No. 353, October 2, 1886.

  • So she professed herself willing to undertake the office of organ-player for once, that is to say, if she found she could do it pretty well, only she must go into church and try all the chants over.

    Vera Nevill Or, Poor Wisdom's Chance

  • In the fourteenth century we hear of a celebrated organ-player, the blind musician Francesco

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 11: New Mexico-Philip

  • Dick, smiling a private smile; "considering who the organ-player was."

    Under the Greenwood Tree, or, the Mellstock quire; a rural painting of the Dutch school

  • Remarkable for musical talent when a child, he became a skilled violinist, organ-player and composer in boyhood, with little aid beyond his solitary study and practice.

    The Story of the Hymns and Tunes


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