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Definitions of fife

  1. To play on, or play, such an instrument. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. To play on a fife. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  3. To play on the fife. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  4. To play the fife. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. A small shrill pipe, resembling the piccolo flute, used chiefly to accompany the drum in military music. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A shrill-toned musical instrument of the flute class. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. A shrill wind-instrument. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. A small shrill - toned flute-like martial wind - instrument. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. Fifer. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. A small flute-like pipe used as a wind instrument, chiefly in martial music with drums. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. A small flute with one key. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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  1. The calcareous strata of the Scotch coal- fields, those of Lanarkshire, the Lothians, and Fife for example, are very insignificant in thickness when compared to those of England. – The Student's Elements of Geology by Sir Charles Lyell
  2. His father took him on a trip around the coast of Fife visiting the harbor lights. – The Life of Robert Louis Stevenson for Boys and Girls by Jacqueline M. Overton
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