from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as Æolian harp (which see, under Æolian).


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  • She was tall, consumptive, and pale as thistledown, a flock-haired pre-Raphaelite stunner, and she had a small wind-harp which played tunes to itself by swinging in the boughs other apple trees.

    Cider With Rosie

  • That indescribable mixture of ease and deference, guided by refined tact, which shows the practised, high-bred man of the world, made its impression on her immediately, as the breeze on the chords of a wind-harp.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 03, No. 20, June, 1859

  • She was now engaged in carrying the threads of fine silk floss, which were to form the strings of this simple wind-harp, from one piece of wood to the other.

    Round Anvil Rock A Romance

  • There was a quivering silence, filled only with the sighing of the wind-harp.

    Round Anvil Rock A Romance

  • So that she sat now in tense, quivering suspense, waiting, fearing, longing, dreading, through this strange, long silence; filled only by the sighing of the wind-harp and the crackling of the fire.

    Round Anvil Rock A Romance

  • Had he bungled in giving her a garment where De Courtenay had played on a wind-harp in giving her a little red flower?

    The Maid of the Whispering Hills

  • The look of them cut to his very soul, quick and sensitive from the working of the great change, made ready as a wind-harp by the silent days of dreams, the nights of visions.

    The Maid of the Whispering Hills

  • There is neither peace nor resignation in it, but the very exhaustion of raving sorrow that heeds neither God nor man, but cries out, with the soulless agony of a wind-harp, its refusal to be comforted.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, No. 62, December, 1862

  • She swept her white fingers over the strings like some fairy playing with a wind-harp.

    The Motor Girls Through New England or, Held by the Gypsies

  • Yer as full o 'music as a wind-harp in a tornado.'

    The Spinner's Book of Fiction


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