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rake-and-scrape band

[cf. RAKE 4 and DJE scraper a crude musical instrument; cf. also Bartlett 1848 rake and scrape together to collect] n. a band playing folk music to accompany QUADRILLEQUADRILLE dancing; instruments usually include the BOTTLE-AND-NAIL, saw, accordion, and goatskin drum: 1978 (Bethel 50). Boy, that rake-and-scrape band did sound so good! (Nassau). (Black)

Tags: music, noun

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Last update: 2012-11-30 18:17
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.4

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