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Sankey

[Car. idem, hymn(al) "from I.D. Sankey, singing evangelist and composer, pub. Sacred Songs and Solos 1873" DJE] n. a nickname for someone who knows many songs: 1880 A sacred waltz was sometimes performed by "Sankey" and his cousins (Ives 72). He's a Sankey (Mayag.). (Black)

Tags: music, noun

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Last update: 2011-07-05 18:51
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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