from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A stool, generally adjustable in height, used by a performer on the pianoforte.


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  • Without waiting for further invitation, Louis-Anatole ran back across the black and red tiles, threw himself upon the piano-stool and began to play.


  • The laggards at length appearing, Lizzie crashed out a chord and rose from the piano-stool to hail and reproach them.

    The Way Home

  • ‘Who is Mr Meddlechip?’ asked Kitty, swinging round on the piano-stool.

    Madame Midas

  • ‘Drat it,’ she exclaimed, flouncing round on the piano-stool.

    The Trespasser

  • A gummy mirror behind it, reflecting the piano player, who wore an inevitable piano-stool slouch.

    The Gunslinger

  • Miss Nibbs herself was worthy of some notice; perched upon the piano-stool, her flat feet barely reaching the pedals, and her ill-formed bulky figure swaying now on one side, now on another.

    The Doctor's Daughter

  • The constable on the piano-stool wrote in his notebook, using a clear, neat script.

    Through the Wall

  • The young constable who sat on the piano-stool with pencil and notebook ready kept a wary eye cocked in his direction, and was obviously ready to spring to it at the mere flick of an eyelash.

    Through the Wall

  • "How is Miss Pomeroy?" asked Gualtier, turning round on the piano-stool and rising.

    The Cryptogram A Novel

  • "Why I thought you had gone up town," exclaimed Kittie, who was crying on the piano-stool, like one bereft.

    Six Girls A Home Story


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