Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In heraldry, same as urdé.

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Examples

  • Why he went and what he done was our question for as much as a year after; for he never took his ‘urdy-gurdy, and there it lays on the shelf.’

    Lost Hearts by M. R. James | Solar Flare: Science Fiction News

  • Why he went and what he done was our question for as much as a year after; for he never took his 'urdy-gurdy, and there it lays on the shelf.'

    Ghost Stories of an Antiquary

  • 'He were a foreigner -- Jevanny he called hisself -- and he come a-tweaking his' urdy-gurdy round and about the drive one winter day, and master 'ad him in that minute, and ast all about where he came from, and how old he was, and how he made his way, and where was his relatives, and all as kind as heart could wish.

    Ghost Stories of an Antiquary

  • The first gent that rode him found himself dancing a quadrille in Hupper Brook Street to an 'urdy-gurdy that was playing' Cherry Ripe, 'such is the natur of the hanimal.

    Men's Wives

  • Hupper Brook Street to an ‘urdy-gurdy that was playing

    Mens Wives

  • ‘He were a foreigner – Jevanny he called hisself – and he come a-tweaking his ‘urdy-gurdy round and about the drive one winter day, and master ‘ad him in that minute, and ast all about where he came from, and how old he was, and how he made his way, and where was his relatives, and all as kind as heart could wish.

    Lost Hearts by M. R. James | Solar Flare: Science Fiction News

  • It's more like a pianer-horgan or a 'urdy-gurdy. "

    Golden Stories A Selection of the Best Fiction by the Foremost Writers

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