from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In musical wind-instruments, a valve, either such as is described under valve, or specifically, in organ-building, a shutter in a wind-trunk, whereby the wind may be admitted to or cut off from two or more stops at once.
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RASHID: I would say the cartoons, it's a kind of ventil (ph) that we have had a really harsh tone in the integration debate for the last five, seven years.
R bunbun nibbuled my straw hat; now hats xtra venti, ventil, holey
But you must know, Fatty, because you can ventil - ventrilo ...