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 for Aeolian harp
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Harp \Harp\ (h[aum]rp), n. [OE. harpe, AS. hearpe; akin to D.
     harp, G. harfe, OHG. harpha, Dan. harpe, Icel. & Sw. harpa.]
     1. A musical instrument consisting of a triangular frame
        furnished with strings and sometimes with pedals, held
        upright, and played with the fingers.
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     2. (Astron.) A constellation; Lyra, or the Lyre.
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     3. A grain sieve. [Scot.]
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     Aeolian harp. See under Aeolian.
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     Harp+seal+(Zool.),+an+arctic+seal+({Phoca+Gr[oe]nlandica">Harp seal (Zool.), an arctic seal ({Phoca Gr[oe]nlandica).
        The adult males have a light-colored body, with a
        harp-shaped mark of black on each side, and the face and
        throat black. Called also saddler, and saddleback. The
        immature ones are called bluesides; their fur is white,
        and they are killed and skinned to harvest the fur.
     Harp shell (Zool.), a beautiful marine gastropod shell of
        the genus Harpa, of several species, found in tropical
        seas. See Harpa.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  AEolian \[AE]*o"li*an\, a. [L. Aeolius, Gr. ?.]
     1. Of or pertaining to [AE]olia or [AE]olis, in Asia Minor,
        colonized by the Greeks, or to its inhabitants; [ae]olic;
        as, the [AE]olian dialect.
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     2. Pertaining to [AE]olus, the mythic god of the winds;
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              Viewless forms the [ae]olian organ play. --Campbell.
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     3. Relating to or caused by wind; as, aeolian erosion.
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     [AE]olian attachment, a contrivance often attached to a
        pianoforte, which prolongs the vibrations, increases the
        volume of sound, etc., by forcing a stream of air upon the
        strings. --Moore.
     [AE]olian harp, [AE]olian lyre, a musical instrument
        consisting of a box, on or in which are stretched strings,
        on which the wind acts to produce the notes; -- usually
        placed at an open window. --Moore.
     [AE]olian mode (Mus.), one of the ancient Greek and early
        ecclesiastical modes.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  aeolian harp
      n 1: a harp having strings tuned in unison; they sound when wind
           passes over them [syn: aeolian harp, aeolian lyre,
           wind harp]

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