from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A cloth or rubber cover for a pianoforte.


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  • I am haunted by the embroidery frames -- I am sure I shall end my days in a black cap, bending over a frame making portières or a piano-cover.

    Chateau and Country Life in France

  • She raised the piano-cover and began playing a dashing bravura that was strikingly out of place in the dismantled room, then she closed the piano-lid with a slam.

    Tales of the Wilderness

  • Then leisurely she pretended to arrange the light and the piano-cover.

    The Madigans

  • Curtains were torn and the piano-cover was hanging half on and half off the open upright, as if she had clutched at it to keep herself from falling.

    The Filigree Ball

  • She had dragged off the piano-cover and was rolling herself up in it ....


  • Thereupon the two went out shopping and bought all the things needful for a piano-cover to be embroidered with roses.

    The Life of Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson

  • In a few days the piano-cover, exquisitely finished, was triumphantly brought for Mrs. Thomas

    The Life of Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson

  • Taking advantage of this distraction of Wilhelm's attention, she rapidly snatched up the photograph he had been examining when she came in, and hid it under the piano-cover.

    The Malady of the Century

  • She made a piano-cover once, and got fifty pounds for it.”

    The Getting of Wisdom


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