alpenhorn

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alpenhorn:

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or alpenhorn
[Ger.,=Alps horn], wooden horn from 3 ft to 12 ft (91 cm–3.7 m) long, sometimes curved slightly, with conical bore and a cup-shaped mouthpiece.
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You might possibly be thinking of milkmaids with yokes over their shoulders to carry two buckets of foaming white milch, cable cars, yodelling, alpenhorns, The Eiger, the Jungfraujoch, funicular railways, Lake Geneva with its fountain, the covered wooden bridges of Lucerne, revolving mountain-top restaurants, tunnels bored and blasted under the Alps that have been engineering miracles since the moment they were first dreamed-up, the Reichenbach Falls where Sherlock Holmes improbably met his end, locked in mortal combat with his arch enemy Professor Moriarty.
As much as this episode can be read as a "subversive carnivalesque mocking of masculinity," (12) it seems equally critical of the kind of nationalistic pageantry that had earlier been associated with the Berlin Games of 1936 and was thought to have been absent from the supposedly more "restrained" Munich Games, despite the fact that the latter's opening ceremony was announced by a blast of alpenhorns and brought to a close with a Bollerschutzen ("a traditional Bavarian gun salute of three rounds from 20 guns").
We tend to favour guitars over Alpenhorns and Mongolian nose flutes.