- A stringed musical instrument of treble pitch, played with a horsehair bow. The classical European violin was developed in the 16th century. It has four strings and a body of characteristic rounded shape, narrowed at the middle and with two f-shaped sound holes
- bowed stringed instrument that is the highest member of the violin family; this instrument has four strings and a hollow body and an unfretted fingerboard and is played with a bow
- (violinist) a musician who plays the violin
- Violin was the first album released by violinst Vanessa-Mae. It was recorded in October 1990, near her 12th birthday, and released shortly afterwards in March 1991. Vanessa-Mae contributed her royalties from the album to the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.
- ascent: an upward slope or grade (as in a road); “the car couldn’t make it up the rise”
- the amount a salary is increased; “he got a 3% raise”; “he got a wage hike”
- An increase in salary
- (in poker or brag) An increase in a stake
- A higher bid in the suit that one’s partner has bid
- raise the level or amount of something; “raise my salary”; “raise the price of bread”
you raise me up violin notes – A New
Second only to Riverdance as an international Irish showbiz phenomenon, previous installments of this Platinum-selling extravaganza have become beloved PBS standards. The original buxom quartet of female singers, Lisa, Maev, Orla, and Chloe, have duly been joined by Hayley and are, as usual, backed by a full symphony orchestra and choir, plus enough traditional instruments (the house fiddler, Mairead, is a powerhouse) to keep things legit. The material ranges from folkloric (“Dulaman” is best known from Clannad’s legendary rendering), to a standard from another Celtic nation (“Caledonia,” Dougie McLean’s love letter to his native Scotland), to classical lite (Handel’s poignant “Laschia Ch’io Pianga”), to movie hits (“Somewhere Over The Rainbow” in a delicately lovely, a cappella, close-harmony treatment), to homegrown New Age (Enya’s “Newgrange”). Most tracks are produced to turn, presented in the aural equivalent of Technicolor or day-glo, in which colors pop while diverging ever so slightly from nature. In short, although the album offers fresh material, it covers old ground — but this is exactly what the act’s target audience expects and desires. Fans of acoustic folk would likely find the prevailing aesthetic a touch garish, but fans of Sarah Brightman and Il Divo will be diverted and thrilled. The deluxe package offers four bonus tracks, three of them live, plus a silver claddagh charm. –Christina Roden
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Brown Recluse ("Fiddleback" or "Violin") Spider on my Wall
Last night when I walked into the laundry room to switch the clothes around, I spotted this disgusting Brown Recluse crawling up the wall toward its web in the ceiling corner. What nerve it has to be in OUR HOME! We find these critters around our house many times a year. Perhaps the creek and green belt beyond our backyard attracts them.
The BROWN RECLUSE belongs to a group of spiders that is officially known as the "recluse spiders" in the genus Loxosceles (pronounced lox-sos-a-leez). These spiders are also commonly referred to as "fiddleback" spiders or "violin" spiders because of the violin-shaped marking on the top surface of the cephalothorax (fused head and thorax).
The bite of the brown recluse spider can result in a painful, deep wound that takes a long time to heal. Fatalities are extremely rare, but bites are most dangerous to young children, the elderly, and those in poor physical condition. When there is a severe reaction to the bite, the site can erupt into a "volcano lesion" (a hole in the flesh due to damaged, gangrenous tissue). The open wound may range from the size of an adult’s thumbnail to the span of a hand. The dead tissue gradually sloughs away, exposing underlying tissues. The sunken, ulcerating sore may heal slowly up to 6 to 8 weeks. Full recovery may take several months and scarring may remain.
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