■ noun informal nonsense.
C15 (meaning ‘kitchen swill for pigs’): from hog + wash.

Concise Oxford Thesaurus
▶ noun (informal). See nonsense sense 1.

Merriam-Webster Collegiate® Dictionary
Pronunciation: -ˌwȯsh, -ˌwäsh
Function: noun
Date: 15th century


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Cor anglais

The cor anglais (UK: /ˌkɔːr ˈɒŋɡl/US: /ˌkɔːr ɑːŋˈɡl/[1][2] or original French: [kɔʁ ɑ̃ɡlɛ];[3] pluralcors anglais) or English horn in North America, is a double-reed woodwind instrument in the oboe family. It is approximately one and a half times the length of an oboe.

Cor anglais or English horn
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Woodwind instrument
Hornbostel–Sachs classification 422.112-71
(Double reed aerophone withkeys)
Developed about 1720 from the oboe da caccia
Playing range

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Written pitch, notated in F, sounds a perfect fifth lower

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Sounding pitch
Related instruments

The cor anglais is a transposing instrument pitched in F, a perfect fifth lower than theoboe (a C instrument). This means that music for the cor anglais is written a perfect fifth higher than the instrument actually sounds. The fingering and playing technique used for the cor anglais are essentially the same as those of the oboe and oboists typically double on the cor anglais when required. The cor anglais normally lacks the lowest B key found on most oboes and so its sounding range stretches from E3 (written B) belowmiddle C to C6 two octaves above middle C.


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José Pablo Moncayo – Wikipedia

José Pablo Moncayo García (June 29, 1912 – June 16, 1958) was a Mexican pianist, percussionist, music teacher, composer andconductor. “As composer, José Pablo Moncayo represents one of the most important legacies of the Mexican nationalism in art music, after Silvestre Revueltas and Carlos Chávez.” He produced some of the masterworks that best symbolize the essence of the national aspirations and contradictions of Mexico in the 20th century.

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Alfredo Kraus

Alfredo Kraus Trujillo (Spanish pronunciation: [alˈfɾeðo kɾaus tɾuˈxiʎo]; 24 November 1927 – 10 September 1999) was a distinguished Spanish tenor from the Canary islands(known professionally as Alfredo Kraus), particularly known for the artistry he brought toopera‘s bel canto roles. He was also considered an outstanding interpreter of the title role in Massenet‘s opera Werther, and especially of its famous aria, “Pourquoi me réveiller?”


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