organ stop

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Noun1.organ stop - a graduated set of organ pipes of like tone qualityorgan stop - a graduated set of organ pipes of like tone quality
diapason, diapason stop - either of the two main stops on a pipe organ
dulciana - the organ stop having a tone of soft sweet string quality
flue stop - an organ stop with the tone of a flue pipe
organ pipe, pipework, pipe - the flues and stops on a pipe organ
reed stop - an organ stop with the tone of a reed instrument
sourdine - an organ stop resulting in a soft muted sound
voix celeste, vox angelica - an organ stop producing a gentle tremolo effect
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Aronnax," replied Captain Nemo, placing his fingers on the organ stops, "when all the natives of Papua are assembled on this shore, the Nautilus will have nothing to fear from their attacks."
Howbeit, the protein that leaks through the urine over time damages the kidneys and ultimately, the organ stops working.
The Grand Black wood veneer is enhanced by 18 carat gold plated organ stops and an Alcantara steering wheel and gear lever.
Commonly, death is said to begin with the heart; when this vital organ stops beating, your breathing ends, and soon your brain stops functioning due to a lack of blood (and oxygen) flow.
Since Mendelssohn would have played historical works and his own organ compositions on just such an instrument from the eighteenth century, it is instructive to consider how he and his contemporaries discussed organ registration (i.e., the choosing of organ stops to create different sounds and effects) in terms of what can be observed from the C-S organ.
The colour of our Mulsanne was Sequin Blue, with a wonderful interior featuring carbon fibre and high gloss finishes and lots of chrome on the organ stops and bullseye vents - homage to the cars of yesteryear.
"OK young lady, out you get, Mummy's got your coat, we're going out there to look for Santa Claus!" Open mouthed, her eyes like organ stops, she stood as we buttoned her up, and out we went.
The Bombarde Organ stops are pounds 25 per pipe, while the Tuba Magna, Trompette Militaire and 64ft Resultant Bass are pounds 50 each.
It is usually at this stage that the winning trainer, with an honours degree in brass neck and after-timing, announces: "As soon as we practised, the penny dropped and he came roaring out of the stalls like some 100-metre sprinter reeking of steroids and with eyes like organ stops."