[Ads-l] harp

Alan Knutson boris1951 at CHARTER.NET
Tue Dec 28 20:21:40 EST 2021


Or a jaw harp....

On 28-Dec-21 7:17 PM, Laurence Horn wrote:
> 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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