from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In organ-building, a loud reed-stop. Also cornet.
- n. A small cornet of wood or horn, once very common in Germany.
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I know this one in Dutch, from wedding parties: we zulle drinke drinke drinke tottewe zinke zinke zinke we shall drink, drink, drink untill we sink sink, sink
German zinke, an obsolete, cupped mouthpiece instrument, the real bass of which, according to family, is the now obsolete serpent, was used in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries as the treble instrument in combination with alto, tenor, and bass trombones.