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riff
used in The Mill on the Floss

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music:  repeated series of notes that forms the basis or accompaniment of a rock music or jazz composition
  • "I can't give you Mumps, 'em he'd break his heart to go away from me—eh, Mumps, what do you say, you riff-raff?"
    4.3 -- Book 4 Chapter 3 -- A Voice from the Past (18% in)

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