Pan's pipes
Pandean pipes Pan*de"an pipes, n. pl., A primitive wind instrument, consisting of a series of short hollow reeds or pipes, graduated in length by the musical scale, and fastened together side by side; a syrinx; a mouth organ; -- said to have been invented by the god Pan. Called also {pipes of Pan}, {Pan's pipes} and {Panpipes}. [1913 Webster]

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  • pan's pipes — noun plural Usage: usually capitalized 1st P Etymology: after Pan, ancient Greek god of woods and shepherds : panpipe * * * Panˈ pipes or Pan s pipes plural noun The syrinx, a musical instrument attributed to Pan, made of reeds of different… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pipes of Pan — Pandean pipes Pan*de an pipes, n. pl., A primitive wind instrument, consisting of a series of short hollow reeds or pipes, graduated in length by the musical scale, and fastened together side by side; a syrinx; a mouth organ; said to have been… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pan-pipes — n.pl. a musical instrument orig. associated with the Greek rural god Pan, made of a series of short pipes graduated in length and fixed together with the mouthpieces in line. * * * Panˈ pipes or Pan s pipes plural noun The syrinx, a musical… …   Useful english dictionary

  • PAN —    in the Greek mythology a goat man, a personification of rude nature, and the protector of flocks and herds; originally an Arcadian deity, is represented as playing on a flute of reeds joined together of different lengths, called Pan s pipes;… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Pan flute — Pipes of Pan redirects here. For other uses, see Pipes of Pan (disambiguation). Andean panflute, or zampoña. The pan flute or pan pipe (also known as panflute or panpipes) is an ancient musical instrument based on the principle of the closed tube …   Wikipedia

  • Pan (mythology) — Infobox Greek deity Caption = Pan teaching his eromenos, the shepherd Daphnis, to play the panpipes 2nd century AD Roman copy of Greek original ca. 100 BC attributed to Heliodorus (found in Pompeii) Name = Pan God of = God of shepherds and flocks …   Wikipedia

  • Pan — Contents 1 Prefix 2 Religion and mythology 3 Science and technology 3 …   Wikipedia

  • Pan — Pan, prop. n. [L., fr. Gr. ?.] (Gr. Myth.) The god of shepherds, guardian of bees, and patron of fishing and hunting. He is usually represented as having the head and trunk of a man, with the legs, horns, and tail of a goat, and as playing on the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pan amalgamation — The Pan amalgamation process is a method to extract silver from ore, using mercury. The process was widely used from 1609 through the 1800s; it is no longer used. The patio process had been used to extract silver from ore since its invention in… …   Wikipedia

  • Pandean pipes — Pan*de an pipes, n. pl., A primitive wind instrument, consisting of a series of short hollow reeds or pipes, graduated in length by the musical scale, and fastened together side by side; a syrinx; a mouth organ; said to have been invented by the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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