from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A violinist.


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  • Her support was pretty cool, too--a violin-player named Taylor Rankin if I'm remembering the name correctly.

    Hi, I'm Still Not Dead Yet

  • After a few weeks, I learn some names, but some students (especially those with common names) are forever doomed to be the violin-player or the Tetris-addict.

    La Profesora Abstraida

  • "Nonsense, uncle," answered Reuben, with a swift and subtle movement of the fingers of the left hand, such as only a violin-player could accomplish.

    Aunt Rachel

  • Both of these musicians were guilty of affectation; for, although the piano's chords are slightly dissonant, the intervals of the chromatic scale are made the same by the violin-player as by the pianist.

    Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 22, August, 1878

  • Botany variable, geology profound as regards the mud-stains from any region within fifty miles of town, chemistry eccentric, anatomy unsystematic, sensational literature and crime records unique, violin-player, boxer, swordsman, lawyer, and self-poisoner by cocaine and tobacco.

    The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

  • A few pupils were induced by the trifling charge which he made to let him give them lessons on the clavier; a like desire for economy probably induced others to employ his services occasionally as violin-player at balls and other entertainments; whilst one or two aspirants for musical honours permitted him to undertake the revision and arrangement of their compositions at a small fee.

    Story-Lives of Great Musicians

  • The lame violin-player limped out of the ward; the shadows of the early winter twilight settled down.


  • Their most famous violin-player, Ole Bull, who died some few years ago, was looked on as a great composer and musician.

    Peeps at Many Lands: Norway

  • With the exception of Paganini, I never heard a violin-player like him.

    Frederic Chopin as a Man and Musician

  • One day a bandsman, who was excellent as a clarionet - and violin-player, took his discharge-papers on expiration of term of service, and the bandmaster appeared at the adjutant's office with Sergeant Wolf to announce that the sergeant was even a better musician than the discharged man, and was desirous of giving up his "lance" rank and entering the band.

    Marion's Faith.


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