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portative organ


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  • n. A small pipe organ with one rank of flue pipes, sometimes arranged in two rows, to be played while strapped to the performer at a right angle.


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  • In the great court there was the usual late-afternoon bustle, brothers returning from their work along the Gaye, the stir of arrival in guest-hall and stable-yard, and in the cloister the sound of Brother Anselm's little portative organ testing out a new chant.

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