chin rest


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Noun1.chin rest - a rest on which a violinist can place the chin
rest - a support on which things can be put; "the gun was steadied on a special rest"
fiddle, violin - bowed stringed instrument that is the highest member of the violin family; this instrument has four strings and a hollow body and an unfretted fingerboard and is played with a bow
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The blind man passed his hand lightly over the poor fellow's face, and finding that his elbows were planted on the table, that his chin rested on his two hands, that he leaned eagerly forward, and that his whole manner expressed the utmost interest and anxiety, paused for a minute as though he desired the widow to observe this fully, and then made answer:
It was this -- my chin rested upon the floor of the prison, but my lips and the upper portion of my head, although seemingly at a less elevation than the chin, touched nothing.
His chin rested on his chest, and he murmured sadly without lifting his head--
Let us take that moment of relaxation now, so sink back in your easy chairs and let that old fighting chin rest on your chests and relax, while we, in a somewhat facetious manner, review yesterday's work at the office.
Many of the devices have sensors in the head rest and chin rest meaning that it is important that the patient is positioned correctly for scans to be taken.
There is a nifty sequence, however, in which a high school violinist is killed during a concert when someone douses her chin rest with acid.
Our camera does not have a stand or patient chin rest as do traditional table-mounted fundus cameras; the lack of a stand or chin rest offers the advantage of portability, but the disadvantage of increased difficulty in maintaining alignment.
Jaime Laredo's preference for a stylish black silk handkerchief rather than a practical but ugly chin rest for his violin was indicative of his elegant playing.
HAdV-8 was also detected in three of the seven environmental samples; these were recovered from an exam chair hand rest, a slit lamp chin rest, and an applanation tonometer (a device used to measure intraocular pressure) in a single examination room.
The instrument is a John Wilkinson violin which is dark brown with a centre chin rest. It was in a hard white case and was taken alongside a bow.
Then he placed his chin into the black chin rest and began to play a Russian folk tune.