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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In biology, one skilled in organology.


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  • While I am no organologist -- I defer to real experts like Alex -- I believe that the tamboura was "mandolinized" in the mid-20th century, yielding as a hybrid the Greek bouzouki: a long-necked lute with a staved bowl.

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