from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Germany, a town-musician whose duty was to play a wind-instrument in the municipal band, especially at festivals and merrymakings. See townmusician.


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  • The cavalcade of horsemen on their road to the little borough-town were preceded by Niel Blane, the town-piper, mounted on his white galloway, armed with his dirk and broadsword, and bearing a chanter streaming with as many ribbons as would deck out six country belles for a fair or preaching.

    Old Mortality, Complete


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