1. a street musician who plays a hand organ or hurdy-gurdy
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How To Use organ-grinder In A Sentence

  • It was the organ-grinder they were here to see, not the monkey. THE GREAT AND SECRET SHOW
  • Why bother with monkeys when you can deal with the organ-grinder ? TANK OF SERPENTS
  • First to appear onstage, in front of the eponymous crimson drapery, is Nate Newton as Hieronymus the Host, a largely mute M.C. who's dressed like an organ-grinder's monkey, with red sequined suspenders and a too-small red sequined top hat. Theater review: 'Blood Sweat & Fears III: The Red Velvet Curtain'
  • He's only the organ-grinder's monkey .
  • Faith, sor," he said at length, "it moost 'a bin tryin 'to say if I could say any thin' good turn up afore I jined the sarvice, sure; whin me fayther wor a blissid Oitalian organ-grinder an 'none of us had nothin' to ate, bedad! Young Tom Bowling The Boys of the British Navy
  • `Well, I feel more like the organ-grinder 's monkey, actually. POLITICAL SUICIDE
  • There was a lot o 'men' an 'loons staiverin' aboot Carnoustie playin 'at the gowf; an' Sandy says -- "Look at thae jumpin'-jecks o 'craturs wi' their reed jeckets on, like as mony organ-grinders 'monkeys, rinnin' aboot wi 'their bits o' sticks, wallopin 'awa' at Indeen-rubber ba's. My Man Sandy
  • No doorman, no porter, no taximan, no organ-grinder, not a tail or shadow in sight. Puppet on a Chain
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