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Only Wood for Xylophone
By Hal Davis

Robbie,  Didn't we discuss this "metal xylophone" oxymoron six or
seven months ago?  If we mean Bells, Glockenspiel, Chrysoglot, or
whatever, we should say so.

Hal Davis

 [ Xylo+phone = wood sound.  Glocken+spiel = clock playing.
 [ Chryso+glot = golden tongue.  Xylophone is the only word
 [ in this list which denotes the material.  If it's made
 [ of metal, say bells, e.g., bar bells, saucer bells.  :)
 [  -- Robbie

(Message sent Sun 22 Mar 1998, 22:41:15 GMT, from time zone GMT-0800.)

Key Words in Subject:  Only, Wood, Xylophone

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