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  • n  a small bagpipe formerly popular in France

  • Courtiers called it the musette and equipped it with hand bellows so that their pretty faces would not be empurpled by hard blowing.
  • In January 1951, a Philippine Army patrol in a brush with a Huk band found a blood-stained musette bag containing Pomeroy's passport and some papers in his handwriting.
  • The chief of staff's normally impeccable office had become a frowsy litter of coffee cups, cigarette butts, carbines and musette bags.

  • Ian Millar in (blog)
    Commenting on the size of the course for today's competition, Millar agreed that, "I think it was built right on the money. I happened to see Mr. Musette, the course designer from Belgium, right after four or five horses had gone and he mentioned...
  • Pablo Ziegler in Boston Globe (registration)
    Galliano is a great, great accordion player,Ziegler says on the phone from his apartment in Brooklyn. "Very French, in that fast musette style. He's a very good composer too, especially the waltz."

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