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Definition of the noun Agraffe
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noun - plural: agraffes
- A clasp consisting of a hook which fastens on to a ring.
Agraffe: An agraffe is a part found on some pianos. The agraffe is a guide at the tuning-pin end of the string, screwed into the plate, with holes through which the strings pass. It anchors the strings, ensures proper height and determines the speaking length of the string. Quality agraffes are usually made of solid brass but can be painted or electroplated. They come in 1, 2 or 3-string configurations. They also are available in 2 different sizes. The string holes are usually countersunk. They must be installed perpendicular to the strings and their height is adjusted using thin brass shims. They are sometimes difficult to remove and a broken agraffe usually requires a lengthy repair. Worn string holes sometimes cause a buzzing sound which can be corrected by filing inside the agraffe string hole to remove the imperfection.
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The Piano (2004)
An Encyclopedia by Robert Palmieri
The agraffe is a brass guide that spaces and levels the STRINGS. Agraffes are EDWARD E.SWENSON equipped with one,two orthree holes, correspondingto the numberof stringsin the unison. They are screwed intothe metalplateatthe tuning ...
A Description of Tools, Instruments, Machines, Processes, and Engineering. With Indexical References to Technical Journals (1876-1880.) by Edward Henry Knight
Deckel's agraffe is a stud secured directly to the wrest-plank. Ag ri-cul'tu-ral Boil' er. A boiler or caldron for cooking food for animals. The cooking apparatus made by Fouche, of Paris, is sjbown in Fig. 21. It is made in copper or iron, and is ...
by James Stevens Curl, Susan Wilson
agraffe. *Keystone decorated with relief sculpture. Agrest & Gandelsonas See ANALYTICAL DECOMPOSITION. Agricultural Order Type of.
by Mary Brooks Picken
by PROFESSOR DANIEL LYONS
AGRAFFE. AFFRONT, af-frunt', v.t. to meet front to front : to insult openly. — n. contemptuous treatment. [Fr. affronter — L. ad, to, front-, the forehead.] AFFUSION, af-fu'zhun, n. the act of pouring upon or sprinkling. [L. ad, to, fundo, fusum, to pour ...
by Elizabeth J. Lewandowski
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Originally Published as ÒFrom Keel to TruckÓ by Captain Heinrich Paasch
Affaissement95 A francbord13 Agraffe 88 Aiguille INDEX FRANÇAIS. . ..
by Edy G. Schaffer
TACE, CULET, TASSE, LORICA, CUIRASS, SURCOAT breast CUIRASS chain MAIL clamp/hook AGRAFFE elbow to shoulder BRASSARD fool SOLLERET hand GAUNTLET head VISOR, BEAVER, ARMET, BASINET, HELMET, HAUBERK, ...
Encyclopedie, eller Fransyskt och Swenskt real- och nominal-lexicon. [With an introduction by S. Lagerbring.] dl. 1. afd. 1, 2 (1777)
by Jacob Johan ANKARSTRÖM (the Elder, and GJORWELL (Carl Christophersson)), afterwards LAGERBRING BRING (Sven), Carl Christophersson GJÖRWELL
' AGRAFFE, S. f. Lilen hake el. brilla; spanm. La porte de l'agraffe, el. le porte-agraffe el. Coillet, den lilla ...
by Sir George Grove, John Alexander Fuller-Maitland, Waldo Selden Pratt, Charles Newell Boyd
Steinway & Sons of New York, and further improved in 1859 by the addition of an 'agraffe ' (or metal stud) bridge ; they then, by dividing the over- stringing into two crossings, produced a double overstrung scale. In the same year this firm ...
See agraffe, broochi, fermail .
by William Dwight Whitney
agraffe, «. 4. An appliance used in operations for harelip to ...
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Scrabble value of A1G2R1A1F4F4E1
The value of this 7-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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