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Definition of the noun Agraffe

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noun - plural: agraffes

  1. 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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Google previewThe 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 ...

Google previewKnight's New Mechanical Dictionary (1884)

A Description of Tools, Instruments, Machines, Processes, and Engineering. With Indexical References to Technical Journals (1876-1880.)

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 ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Architecture (2015)

by James Stevens Curl, Susan Wilson

agraffe. *Keystone decorated with relief sculpture. Agrest & Gandelsonas See ANALYTICAL DECOMPOSITION. Agricultural Order Type of.

Google previewThe Language of Fashion Dictionary and Digest of Fabric, Sewing and Dress (2013)

by Mary Brooks Picken




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 ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: Supplement (1910)

by William Dwight Whitney

agraffe, «. 4. An appliance used in operations for harelip to ...

Google previewA Christian dictionary ... Whereunto is annexed, a particular dictionary for the Revelation of S. John. For the ... Song of Solomon. For the Epistles to the Hebrewes. The third edition, augmented, etc (1622)

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Google previewThe Century Dictionary: The Century dictionary (1914)

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Google previewThe Century dictionary and cyclopedia (1897)

a work of universal reference in all departments of knowledge, with a new atlas of the world ... by William Dwight Whitney, Benjamin Eli Smith

agraffe (a-graf), n. [ Also, as a historical term, agrappe, aggrappe; < F. aqrafe, formerly agraffe, " agraphe, a clasp, hook, brace, grapple, hasp" (Cotgravo), also 'agrappe (Walloon agrap), ...

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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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