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castanets

(kăs'tənĕts`), percussion instruments known to the ancient Egyptians and Greeks, possibly of Middle Eastern origin, now used primarily in Spanish dance music or imitations of it. There are many kinds, the most common consisting of two small matching pieces of hard wood or ivory, joined at the inner edge and used with a thin strap in the player's hand; they are snapped together between the palm and fingers. Castanets are also occasionally used in orchestral music.
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Again he clinks his metal castanet, and leads us leisurely away.
(his nephew) by one Master Percy Crummles--THEIR last appearances-- and that, incidental to the piece, was a characteristic dance by the characters, and a castanet pas seul by the Infant Phenomenon--HER last appearance--he no longer entertained any doubt; and presenting himself at the stage-door, and sending in a scrap of paper with 'Mr Johnson' written thereon in pencil, was presently conducted by a Robber, with a very large belt and buckle round his waist, and very large leather gauntlets on his hands, into the presence of his former manager.
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The History of Music in Fifty Instruments examines the history and personality of 50 different instruments, including the lute, guitar, violin, tambourine, bass drum, castanets, celesta, wood block, and many more.
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Of course it's all the same thing but with castanets on.There cannot be an old world tradition left that has not by now been turned into a moneymaking opportunity.
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