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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Chinese musical instrument of the viol class, usually with two strings, having a small cylindrical or cup-shaped body of wood or bamboo, the top of which is formed by stretched skin, and, for a neck, a simple shaft or strip of wood inserted through the body. The strings extend from pegs in the upper part of the neck over a small bridge that rests on the top of the body.

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