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mouth organ:

see harmonicaharmonica.
1 The simplest of the musical instruments employing free reeds, known also as the mouth organ or French harp. It was probably invented in 1829 by Friedrich Buschmann of Berlin, who called his instrument the Mundäoline.
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Talent Sandy learned to play mouth organ after contracting polio when a boy
He tapped the mouth organ against the bench like an annoyed child.
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The final tableau blended the softly exotic Japanese sho mouth organ with the full orchestra.
I mean, you know what they say - "Mouth organ by name, mouth organ by nature".
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If the people of Huddersfield knew how a mouth organ cheered the men up they would be sending out hundreds," he wrote.
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I can relive it all in my mind as I cover the pattern of the pattern that went before - Dad cracking hazelnuts, snapping an apple in half with his thumbs, making me a sledge or a bogey, darning his own socks, repairing shoes on a last, playing his mouth organ.
Joe Yule Jnr, as he was born, first appeared on stage at the age of 17 months as part of his family act, wearing a tuxedo and playing a mouth organ.
Gazza, 46, even knocked out a string of tunes on the mouth organ for staff at the studio in Bournemouth, the report said.
There's the Englishman who once stood for Parliament, who one day wanders through town dressed as a pirate and ends up at our monthly poetry session playing Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau on his mouth organ.