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  • n. A traditional musical instrument of the Canary Islands and Murcia. It usually has five strings, but some have four. It is similar in size to a ukulele but has a distinctive semi-round back. A common tuning for five-string timple is A/D/F#/B/E.


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  • I won't give anny tistimony, because 'twud be out iv place in this sacred timple devoted to th' practice iv orathry, 'I says;' but I can make as good a speech as annywan, an 'here goes.'

    Mr. Dooley: In the Hearts of His Countrymen

  • Jawn, 'he says,' ar-rm ye'ersilf an 'proceed to th' raypublican timple iv justice in Hogan's saloon an 'have th' stanch an 'upright Judge Blood prepare some good honest writs iv th' party iv Lincoln an 'Grant,' he says.

    Mr. Dooley's Philosophy


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