Bechstein



noun
Karl. 1826–1900, German piano maker; founder (1853) of the Bechstein company of piano manufacturers in Berlin
Historical Examples

At the corner near the bechstein Hall the cab came to a stop behind the long line of carriages waiting for the end of a concert.
A Bed of Roses W. L. George

Helen suggested, after Sarah had performed on the bechstein.
Helen with the High Hand (2nd ed.) Arnold Bennett

Mr. Tegetmeier, not knowing of bechstein’s account, disputed the accuracy of Blumenbach’s statement.
The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Vol. I. Charles Darwin

bechstein does not entertain any doubt that seclusion from light affects, at least temporarily, the colours of cage-birds.
The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume II (of 2) Charles Darwin

And this shows us how a swallow-tailed breed, like that described by bechstein, might have been formed by careful selection.
The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Vol. I. Charles Darwin

For the fertility of the wild sow, see bechstein’s ‘Naturgesch.
The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume II (of 2) Charles Darwin

“It is a bechstein,” he said; then took his seat; pausing a moment, his hands upon his knees, his dark head bent over the keys.
The Following of the Star Florence L. Barclay

He wrote to bechstein, the great piano-maker here, “I am going away—away—away.”
Music-Study in Germany Amy Fay

And you can come round to the theatre and try the piano—bechstein.’
Tales of the Five Towns Arnold Bennett

Lady Franks sat at a large black bechstein piano at one end of this vacant yellow state-room.
Aaron’s Rod D. H. Lawrence

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