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Pandean pipes

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. pl Pandean pipes A primitive wind instrument, consisting of a series of short hollow reeds or pipes, graduated in length by the musical scale, and fastened together side by side; a syrinx; a mouth organ; -- said to have been invented by the god Pan. Called also pipes of Pan Pan's pipes and Panpipes.
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Usage

In literature:

Then comes a man with a pandean pipe, next another with a semicircular harp and then one with a portable organ.
"Some Forerunners of Italian Opera" by William James Henderson
To his lips he held a pandean pipe, from which the extraordinary sounds appeared to proceed.
"The Home" by Fredrika Bremer
Close by are the two leading comic journals, the one tinkling a triangle, the other blowing the pandean pipes.
"Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 22, September, 1878" by Various
For us, he is the middle reed of our living Pandean Pipes.
"Child Life In Town And Country" by Anatole France
This was done in ancient as it is in modern times, by playing the Pandean pipes.
"The Comic Latin Grammar" by Percival Leigh
Always, while he was preparing some new trick, a man kept playing on the Pandean pipes, and beating a drum at the same time.
"The Pleasures of the Country" by Harriet Myrtle
If the people have the syrinx (or Pandean pipe), ascertain the series of musical intervals yielded by its tubes.
"Musical Myths and Facts, Volume I (of 2)" by Carl Engel
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In poetry:

To me at my fifth-floor window
The chimney-pots in rows
Are sets of pipes pandean
For every wind that blows;
"To Me At My Fifth-Floor Window" by William Ernest Henley