Jews-harp

Jew's-harp`

(?), n. [Jew + harp; or possibly a corrupt. of jaw's harp; cf. G. maultrommel, lit., mouthdrum.] 1. An instrument of music, which, when placed between the teeth, gives, by means of a bent metal tongue struck by the finger, a sound which is modulated by the breath; -- called also Jew's-trump.
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2. (Naut.) The shackle for joining a chain cable to an anchor.
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Jew's-stone`

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Jew"stone`

(?) }, n. (Paleon.) A large clavate spine of a fossil sea urchin.
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