jew's-harp


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jew's-harp

n
(Instruments) a musical instrument consisting of a small lyre-shaped metal frame held between the teeth, with a steel tongue plucked with the finger. Changes in pitch are produced by varying the size of the mouth cavities
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jew's-harp

[ˌdʒuːzˈhɑːp] nscacciapensieri m inv
References in classic literature ?
I'll come, Teddy, rain or shine, and march before you, playing `Hail the conquering hero comes' on a jew's-harp.
Stretching out her long, lank arm, she put a paper of pearl buttons, a jew's-harp, or whatever the small article might be, in its destined place, and straightway vanished back into the dusk, as if the world need never hope for another glimpse of her.
He is a harmless enough fellow, Parker by name, a garroter by trade, and a remarkable performer upon the jew's-harp.