[Ads-l] harp

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue Dec 28 20:17:53 EST 2021


Either a mouth organ or a very good price on a string harp (if that's the
appropriate retronym).

On Tue, Dec 28, 2021 at 8:14 PM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> 'Harmonica; mouth organ' (OED: 1887).
>
> 1858 _Nashville Patriot_ (Oct. 28) 3: I have also...Musical Instruments of
> every variety, from a 10 cent Harp to a $600 Piano.
>
> JL
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