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

  • Meatiest character, of course, is arrogant old Monetti, a role which Robinson plays (Italian accent, organ-grinder mustache and all) with bravura and obvious relish.
  • He went to a pet shop and procured "a nasty-tempered fugitive from an organ-grinder's beat," though in his columns Fowler called the monkey "Ponce de Leon.
  • 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.

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    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.

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