fife


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a small high-pitched flute similar to a piccolo

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George does not again rise to his full height in that parlour until the time is drawing on when the bassoon and fife are expected by a British public at the theatre; and as it takes time even then for Mr.
Straightway, the stage would be set up in front of Mr Brass's house; the single gentleman would establish himself at the first floor window; and the entertainment would proceed, with all its exciting accompaniments of fife and drum and shout, to the excessive consternation of all sober votaries of business in that silent thoroughfare.
While in view of their admiring comrades, the same proud front and ordered array was observed, until the notes of their fifes growing fainter in distance, the forest at length appeared to swallow up the living mass which had slowly entered its bosom.
This was made evident, one day, when a political procession, with hundreds of flaunting banners, and drums, fifes, clarions, and cymbals, reverberating between the rows of buildings, marched all through town, and trailed its length of trampling footsteps, and most infrequent uproar, past the ordinarily quiet House of the Seven Gables.
Look at her; she loves dolls, and girl-plays, and everything a girl loves, and she's gentle and sweet, and ain't cruel to dumb brutes - now that's the girl-twin, but she loves boy-plays, and drums and fifes and soldiering, and rough-riding, and ain't afraid of anybody or anything - and that's the boy-twin; 'deed you needn't tell ME she's only ONE child; no, sir, she's twins, and one of them got shet up out of sight.
Then there were heard repeated lelilies after the fashion of the Moors when they rush to battle; trumpets and clarions brayed, drums beat, fifes played, so unceasingly and so fast that he could not have had any senses who did not lose them with the confused din of so many instruments.
The drums and the fifes, Oh, sweetly they did play, As we marched - marched - marched - with the Mulligan Guards!
There was a stream of new men pushing among the crowd; whistles, yells, bellowings, and fifes made all the greater hubbub because there was shouting and struggling to put them down.
The Mahars cannot hear, so the drums and fifes and horns of earthly bands are unknown among them.
And there, to my great pleasure and wonder, I beheld a regiment marching to the fifes, every foot in time; an old red-faced general on a grey horse at the one end, and at the other the company of Grenadiers, with their Pope's-hats.
These figures come during Fife Business Week, which runs from November 9 to 13.
East Fife quickly put out a statement slamming the nasty chants directed at their opponents' female physio.
But that was really Fife, leaping into the end zone after a 15-yard touchdown run, the headline screaming "Dazzling Ducks: Rich, Cool and 4-0 (Quack, Quack).
East Fife were first to threaten as Austin's effort hit a post.
He remains in the spotlight despite Cardiff 's aggregate win against Fife as Devils look to ensure they finish the season in style and claim a place in the play-off semi-finals.