organ-grinder organ-grinder

Definition(s):

  • (n) a street musician who plays a hand organ or hurdy-gurdy

Usage(s):

  1. The youth crowned like a king gazes through the thick black mullions of a window into a vision outside, of a blind organ-grinder making celestial music for a choir of angels.
  2. A flounder's eyes pop out of its head and seem to walk around, as nervous and irritable as two monkeys on an organ-grinder's string.
  3. By summer, Willard hopes to obtain foundation funding so she can prepare more of the little organ-grinder monkeys as helpers for the handicapped.

Quotes

  • ATTORNEY-GENERAL Rob Hulls labelled former Liberal premier Jeff Kennett the "organ-grinder pulling the strings of Ted Baillieu" after Mr Kennett said he was assisting Mr Baillieu in the campaign.
    on Oct 27, 2006 By: Jeff Kennett Source: NEWS.com.au

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