Usage examples for guitars

  1. Bum boats, not unlike those of Malta, swarmed about the harbour, loaded with merchandise, such as oranges, tobacco, picture post cards, and beautifully finished models of mandolines and guitars the vendors yelling at the pitch of their voices. – The Incomparable 29th and the "River Clyde" by George Davidson
  2. At a subsequent stage of the proceedings they were asked to play, and after replacing a broken string, and a vast deal of screwing and tightening, they gave 'a new Spanish composition, for three voices and three guitars ' and secured an encore, thus completely overwhelming their rivals. – Charles Dickens and Music by James T. Lightwood
  3. Ah, sound of guitars and throaty singing. – Mortal Coils by Aldous Huxley
  4. We were followed into the Moorish palace by the music of three blind minstrels who began to tune their guitars as soon as they felt us: see us they could not. – Familiar Spanish Travels by W. D. Howells
  5. The Californian girls tinkled their guitars and sang, with accompaniment of lash and brow. – A Daughter of the Vine by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  6. The great edifice with all the ceremonial of its religious services is woven into their life, as is the sound of the guitars and castanets that echo within its portals and courtyards. – Cathedrals of Spain by John A. (John Allyne) Gade
  7. Mean time the harmony and thrilling sound Of mellow lutes, sweet viols, and guitars Dwell on the soul and ravish ev'ry nerve. – The Battle of Bunkers-Hill by Hugh Henry Brackenridge
  8. Behind these came a great mob of camp- followers with chairs, books, rugs, flowers, lunch tables, tea- urns and guitars – At Good Old Siwash by George Fitch
  9. Guitars tinkled on every side, words of love were to be overheard, and everywhere happy and tender couples were to be seen walking together. – Pepita Ximenez by Juan Valera
  10. Intriguing courtiers no longer crowd its halls; its spacious circus, where Manchegan bulls once roared in rage and agony, is now closed, and the light tinkling of guitars is no longer heard amidst its groves and gardens. – The Bible in Spain by George Borrow
  11. Outside of a music store there isn't anybody in the world got forty- one guitars – Penrod and Sam by Booth Tarkington
  12. The sisters bring their guitars and sit under the flowering shrubs and make music. – Letters of a Javanese Princess by Raden Adjeng Kartini Commentator: Louis Couperus
  13. They, however, had guitars which Uncle Denis purchased from some Mexicans, and they became very fair musicians, being able to accompany their voices on the instruments with taste and skill. – With Axe and Rifle by W.H.G. Kingston
  14. He's got forty- one guitars – Penrod and Sam by Booth Tarkington
  15. He raised his hand, and from a neighboring thicket there rose abruptly the music of banjos and guitars and the loud, sweet singing of negroes. – IT and Other Stories by Gouverneur Morris
  16. The young man left the osteria, in the clear starry evening, with song and tinkling guitars and passed through the narrow streets. – The Ice-Maiden: and Other Tales. by Hans Christian Andersen
  17. The soft tinkle of guitars is heard. – Six One-Act Plays by Margaret Scott Oliver
  18. Guitars had tinkled against them in vain, and they had withstood the stress and storm of love tokens. – Susy, A Story of the Plains by Bret Harte
  19. He did not notice that the guitars and the singing voices had come to silence, and that the white patches of the women's dresses had vanished from the shaded porch- he was looking out into the summer mists- and thinking his own thoughts. – When 'Bear Cat' Went Dry by Charles Neville Buck
  20. Monteverde's Orfeo contained parts for harpsichords, lyres, violas, double basses, a double harp with two rows of strings, two violins, besides guitars organs, a flute, clarions, and even trombones. – The Great Musicians: Rossini and His School by Henry Sutherland Edwards