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 for Dumb piano
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Piano \Pi*an"o\, Pianoforte \Pi*an"o*for`te\, n. [It. piano soft
     (fr. L. planus even, smooth; see Plain, a.) + It. forte
     strong, fr. L. fortis (see Fort).] (Mus.)
     A well-known musical instrument somewhat resembling the
     harpsichord, and consisting of a series of wires of graduated
     length, thickness, and tension, struck by hammers moved by
     keys.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Dumb piano. See Digitorium.
  
     Grand piano. See under Grand.
  
     Square piano, one with a horizontal frame and an oblong
        case.
  
     Upright piano, one with an upright frame and vertical
        wires.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Digitorium \Dig`i*to"ri*um\, n. [NL., fr. L. digitus a finger.]
     A small dumb keyboard used by pianists for exercising the
     fingers; -- called also dumb piano.
     [1913 Webster]

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