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 Virgins.Virtuo’so. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Virginal.
 
An instrument used in convents to lead the virginals or hymns to the Virgin. It was a quilled keyboard instrument of two or three octaves, common in the reign of Elizabeth.   1
 


 Virgins.Virtuo’so. 

 
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