Definition of Pibgorn
1. Noun. An ancient (now obsolete) single-reed woodwind; usually made of bone.
Generic synonyms: Single-reed Instrument, Single-reed Woodwind
Language type: Archaicism, Archaism
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Literary usage of Pibgorn
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Musical Instruments in the South Kensington by Carl Engel (1874)
"The pibgorn is ... a diminutive of corn) which has a concealed reed on the fame principle as the pibgorn, and the mouth-piece ..."
2. A Popular Account of Ancient Musical Instruments and Their Development, as by William Lynd (1897)
"The horn-pipe, or pibgorn (Fig. 3), was formerly popular with the rustics in Wales. It is made of horn, measures about eighteen inches in length, ..."
3. Journal of Biblical Literature by Society of Biblical Literature (1908)
"82 A specimen of the Welsh pibgorn is in the Crosby-Brown Collection in the ... pibgorn. "The body composed of the shinbone of a deer, mounted at either end ..."
4. Letters Written During a Tour Through North Wales, in the Year 1798, and at by John Evans (1804)
"The harp, crwth, and pibgorn were the instruments delivered to the chief musicians, when they were invested ; and on their death reverted to the Lord. ..."