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Hautboy  n.  
(Mus.) A wind instrument, sounded through a reed, and similar in shape to the clarinet, but with a thinner tone. Now more commonly called oboe.
(Bot.) A sort of strawberry (Fragaria elatior).

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... caparisoned horses came prancing out for the tournament; through that gateway strong, weak, heroic, mean, splendid, Queen Elizabeth advanced to the castle, while the waters of the lake gleamed under torchlights, and the battlements were aflame with rockets; and cornet, and hautboy, and trumpet poured their music on the air; and goddesses glided out from the groves to meet her; and from turret to foundation Kenilworth trembled under a cannonade, and for seventeen days, at a ...
— Around The Tea-Table • T. De Witt Talmage

Words linked to "Hautboy" :   hautbois, double-reed instrument, oboe da caccia, oboe, basset oboe

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