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  • n. A musician who plays the cornett

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A player upon a cornet-√†-pistons.


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  • Looking around at the crowded tables, the round-faced cornettist, leader of the orchestra, plunged into the opening spasm of a popular march.

    Diverse Tongues: A Sketch

  • I detailed Kelly Eyre to Quimperl√© with orders for ten thousand crimson hand-bills; I sent McCadger, with Dawley, the bass-drummer, and Irwin, the cornettist, to plaster our posters from Pont Aven to

    The Maids of Paradise

  • He has spent a guinea already to induce them to clean up their uniforms, and it cost him five pounds to bail the cornettist out of gaol for roost robbing.

    The Melting of Molly

  • He has spent five dollars paying the negroes to polish up their instruments and clean up the uniforms and it cost him twenty-five to bail the cornettist out of jail for roost robbing, and it takes a whole gallon of whisky to get any spirit into the drummer.

    The Melting of Molly

  • Future projects include biopics of Olympic athlete Jesse Owens and jazz cornettist Buddy Bolden.

    The Guardian World News


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