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 for sound post
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sound \Sound\, n. [OE. soun, OF. son, sun, F. son, fr. L. sonus
     akin to Skr. svana sound, svan to sound, and perh. to E.
     swan. Cf. Assonant, Consonant, Person, Sonata,
     Sonnet, Sonorous, Swan.]
     1. The peceived object occasioned by the impulse or vibration
        of a material substance affecting the ear; a sensation or
        perception of the mind received through the ear, and
        produced by the impulse or vibration of the air or other
        medium with which the ear is in contact; the effect of an
        impression made on the organs of hearing by an impulse or
        vibration of the air caused by a collision of bodies, or
        by other means; noise; report; as, the sound of a drum;
        the sound of the human voice; a horrid sound; a charming
        sound; a sharp, high, or shrill sound.
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              The warlike sound
              Of trumpets loud and clarions.        --Milton.
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     2. The occasion of sound; the impulse or vibration which
        would occasion sound to a percipient if present with
        unimpaired; hence, the theory of vibrations in elastic
        media such cause sound; as, a treatise on sound.
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     Note: In this sense, sounds are spoken of as audible and
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     3. Noise without signification; empty noise; noise and
        nothing else.
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              Sense and not sound . . . must be the principle.
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     Sound boarding, boards for holding pugging, placed in
        partitions of under floors in order to deaden sounds.
     Sound bow, in a series of transverse sections of a bell,
        that segment against which the clapper strikes, being the
        part which is most efficacious in producing the sound. See
        Illust. of Bell.
     Sound post. (Mus.) See Sounding post, under Sounding.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sounding \Sound"ing\, n.
     1. The act of one who, or that which, sounds (in any of the
        senses of the several verbs).
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     2. (Naut.) [From Sound to fathom.]
        (a) measurement by sounding; also, the depth so
        (b) Any place or part of the ocean, or other water, where
            a sounding line will reach the bottom; -- usually in
            the plural.
        (c) The sand, shells, or the like, that are brought up by
            the sounding lead when it has touched bottom.
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     Sounding lead, the plummet at the end of a sounding line.
     Sounding line, a line having a plummet at the end, used in
        making soundings.
     Sounding post (Mus.), a small post in a violin,
        violoncello, or similar instrument, set under the bridge
        as a support, for propagating the sounds to the body of
        the instrument; -- called also sound post.
     Sounding rod (Naut.), a rod used to ascertain the depth of
        water in a ship's hold.
     In soundings, within the eighty-fathom line. --Ham. Nav.
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