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(Fr.). Spinning‐top.

1 Funnel‐shaped reed shield, made in variety of shapes, used on shawm and rackett against which player could press his lips while taking projecting part of reed into his mouth. Helped to avoid lip‐fatigue and protected reed.

2 In dancing, one or more turns of the body on one leg, with the point of the working leg usually touching knee of supporting leg.

Subjects: Music.


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