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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a solo instrument (=one that can be played on its own)
▪ The organ has increasingly become recognized as a solo instrument in its own right.
a solo performance (=one performed by a single musician, not a group)
▪ Young’s solo performances are often his most effective.
▪ In 1961 he recorded his first solo album, It's Morrissey Man!
▪ But only last year, at age 31, did she release her first solo album.
▪ In 1993 he recorded a further solo album.
▪ This time he is promoting a solo album.
▪ At the moment, they've got it into their heads that solo artists are not hip.
▪ Matt now lives in Los Angeles, where he is trying to launch a solo career.
▪ Mama Cass had done better than any of them with her solo career, but then tragically died so soon afterwards.
▪ And I really do dread Morrissey's solo career, once they have split.
▪ Though supported by the Cheltenham Group, this is an entirely solo effort, and all types of subject are covered.
▪ Since that day I have done several more solo flights and I am now beginning to learn about navigation.
▪ As the horizon spins dizzily, 5, 000 amateur pilots roll a jet on their first solo flight.
▪ It is essentially a solo instrument.
▪ But it is not by any means just for children and can be used as a solo instrument or in bands.
▪ Although all are for solo voice we are drawn into a quasi-theatrical experience.
▪ And there is the performance by Rifkin with just eight solo voices.
▪ Albert wants to take a solo sailing trip around the world.
▪ Computer bridge programs will let you play solo.
▪ LeRoy took his first solo flight that weekend.
▪ Winans released her solo album at age 31.
▪ A musical prodigy, he played solo recitals by age 12.
▪ And I really do dread Morrissey's solo career, once they have split.
▪ However, U2 will have sorely disappointed fans who rely on the music press as their solo source of information.
▪ Matt now lives in Los Angeles, where he is trying to launch a solo career.
▪ The final ethereal prayer and solo duet were beautifully sung.
▪ The result is that we encounter unsuspected shades of gray, with solo flute and bassoon weaving ironic commentaries.
▪ Trevor McDonald was made solo frontman.
▪ What local people are listening to is not solo throat-singers, but tradition-based pop or tradition-based rock.
▪ At last the choruses dropped to a quartet, to a duet, and finally even Lachlan's fine solo baritone petered out.
▪ The context produces some exceptionally fine solo playing.
▪ With 15 minutes left, Little capped off a fine performance with a fine solo try which he converted.
▪ The first shock of the night came after 10 minutes when Darren Boughey scored a fine solo goal for the part-timers.
▪ He was giving one of his best solo Gesner recitals, whilst totally blowing the sense of the scene.
▪ Its best range for solos is.
▪ And Maritza had the best solos too.
▪ Nigel Beale and Peter Dewhurst second and third in the new open solo class.
▪ Trouble is, I can't ever remember how to play the guitar solo!
▪ So just where does Bernard stand on the great guitar solo debate?
▪ No-one realises how f-in' hard it is to scream at the top of your lungs and concentrate on playing guitar solos.
▪ It is difficult to write down a Jimi Hendrix guitar solo and still harder to play it from such a notated version.
▪ This encourages improvisation, and enables the improviser to play at length and elaborately, as in the guitar solo by Eric Clapton.
▪ And the one thing that myself and my friends all absolutely hated was guitar solos!
▪ Baryon performs solo and in duo with percussionist Mina Cinelu who also plays guitar, banjo, mandolin and synthesizer.
▪ These are marked by three of the dancers whilst another performs a solo to a short phrase.
▪ A sweet-voiced high school student named Laura Travis performed the song solo.
▪ Trouble is, I can't ever remember how to play the guitar solo!
▪ Jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis played a solo.
▪ No-one realises how f-in' hard it is to scream at the top of your lungs and concentrate on playing guitar solos.
▪ You can play solo or against your helpless friends over a network.
▪ Side two features Abrams playing solo piano.
▪ Brackeen playing dynamic solo piano with a mixture of standards and originals.
▪ I play something different every night instead of playing the solo from the record.
▪ I also play an open solo and I play that differently every night.
▪ Krupa plays a drum solo on the band's nine-minute version of "Sing, Sing, Sing."
▪ I think I go for clichéd solos in a way.
▪ In 1990 - the period covered - only one climber was killed following a slip soloing a mixed climb.
▪ She had never soloed, but when she finished, she took the Canuck up for a trial spin.
▪ Then, Williams received uproarious acclaim for a leaping celebration as spectacular as a Sadler's Wells solo.
▪ Use this scale when soloing over a blues, over a m7 chord or over a dominant chord.
▪ We waited expectantly for the first of our classmates to solo.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Solo \So"lo\ (s[=o]"l[-o]), n.; pl. E. Solos (s[=o]"l[=o]z), It. Soli. [It., from L. solus alone. See Sole, a.] (Mus.) A tune, air, strain, or a whole piece, played by a single person on an instrument, or sung by a single voice.


Solo \So"lo\, a. (Music) Performing, or performed, alone; uncombined, except with subordinate parts, voices, or instruments; not concerted.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1690s, "piece of music for one voice or instrument," from Italian solo, literally "alone," from Latin solus "alone" (see sole (adj.)). As an adjective in English from 1712, originally in the non-musical sense of "alone, unassisted;" in reference to aircraft flying from 1909. The verb is first attested 1858 in the musical sense, 1886 in a non-musical sense. Related: Soloed; soloing.

  1. 1 Without a companion or instructor. 2 Of, or relating to, a musical solo. n. 1 (context music English) A piece of music for one performer. 2 A job or performance done by one person alone. 3 A card game similar to whist in which each player plays against the others in turn without a partner. 4 A single shot of espresso. 5 (context Gaelic football English) An instance of soloing the football v

  2. 1 To perform a solo. 2 To perform something in the absence of anyone else. 3 (context Gaelic football English) To drop the ball and then toe-kick it upward into the hands.

  1. adj. composed or performed by a single voice or instrument; "a passage for solo clarinet"

  2. [also: soli (pl)]

  1. n. any activity that is performed alone without assistance

  2. a musical composition for one voice or instrument (with or without accompaniment)

  3. a flight in which the aircraft pilot is unaccompanied

  4. [also: soli (pl)]

  1. adv. without anybody else; "the child stayed home alone"; "he flew solo" [syn: alone, unaccompanied]

  2. v. fly alone, without a co-pilot or passengers

  3. perform a piece written for a single instrument

  4. [also: soli (pl)]


Solo or SOLO may refer to:

  • Solo (dance)
  • Solo album
  • Solo artist
  • Solo show (art exhibition), a display of the works of a single artist
  • Solo (music)
  • Solo, a division on an organ console of a pipe organ
Solo (music)

In music, a solo (from the , meaning alone) is a piece or a section of a piece played or sung by a single performer. Performing a solo is "to solo", and the performer is known as a soloist.

The plural is soli or the anglicised form solos. In some context these are interchangeable, but soli tends to be restricted to classical music, and tends to refer to either the solo performers or the solo passages in a single piece: it would not often be used to refer to several pieces that happen to be for single performers. Furthermore, the word soli can be used to refer to a small number of simultaneous parts assigned to single players in an orchestral composition. In the Baroque concerto grosso, the term for such a group of soloists was concertino.

Solo (debit card)

Solo was a debit card in the United Kingdom introduced as a sister to the then existing Switch. Launched on 1 July 1997 by the Switch Card Scheme, it was designed for use on deposit accounts, as well as by customers who did not qualify for a Switch card (or, later, Maestro card) on current accounts such as teenagers. The Solo card scheme was decommissioned permanently on 31 March 2011.

Solo (Australian soft drink)

Solo is an Australian lemon-flavoured soft drink manufactured by Schweppes Australia. Launched in 1973, it is a ready to drink version of traditional ' pub squash'. It is the market leader of lemon soft drinks in Australia and grew by over 30% in 2007.

There are 6 variants of Solo: Original Lemon, Lemon & Lime, Solo Sub (no added sugar), Solo Guarana, Solo Low carb and Solo Strong, which contains guarana and caffeine.

Solo (Hugh Cornwell album)

Solo is a 1999 album by Hugh Cornwell, a live "plugged and unplugged" solo gig recorded at The Bergen Blues & Roots Festival in Bergen, Norway, on April 29, 1999. The album has songs from Cornwell's solo work as well as titles which he wrote and performed whilst in The Stranglers. The album was released on Cornwell's label HIS Records (HIS CD 003).

Solo (DC Comics)

Solo is an American comic book series that was published bimonthly by DC Comics, beginning in October 2004. Each issue has 48 pages plus covers, with no ads.

Solo was canceled in 2006; in total, twelve issues appeared.

Solo (DC Talk album)

Solo is an EP by DC Talk consisting primarily of the band members' solo efforts with the exception of a live-performance cover of U2's " 40", which is the last recording made by the band before going on hiatus. "Extreme Days", was written and recorded for the film Extreme Days and a different mix was released on Momentum released later in the year.

The album won 2002 Grammy Award for Best Rock Gospel Album.

Solo (Marvel Comics)

Solo (James Bourne) is a fictional character, appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.

Solo (TV series)

Solo is a British sitcom that aired on BBC1 from 1981 to 1982. Starring Felicity Kendal, Solo was written by Carla Lane, a writer well known for having previously written the sitcom Butterflies.

Kendal plays Gemma Palmer, a woman who changes her life after discovering her live-in boyfriend has had an affair.

Solo (1996 film)

Solo is a 1996 science fiction action film from Columbia/Tristar Studios. It was directed by Norberto Barba, who has since primarily produced television series. The film was based on the novel Weapon by Robert Mason, and was adapted into a screenplay by David L. Corley. The cast included Mario Van Peebles, Barry Corbin, and William Sadler.

The film ran for 94 minutes and received an MPAA rating of PG-13 for combat violence and language. It received poor reviews and is viewed as a derivative action vehicle. Solo currently holds a 6% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 32 reviews.

Solo (dinghy)

The National Solo class is a racing dinghy designed by Jack Holt in 1956. The Solo is sailed in the United Kingdom, Holland and Australia.

Originally designed in wood, competitive boats are now widely available in Fibre Reinforced Plastic (FRP) or composite construction (FRP hull and wood deck) as well as wood.

2006 was the 50th anniversary of the design and the Class Association organised a series of events to celebrate.

  • Double-chined hull
  • May be constructed from wood, FRP or composite (GRP hull, wooden decking)
  • Available as a kit, part-built or complete. Plans available from the RYA for a completely DIY boat
  • Keel stepped, stayed mast
  • Fully battened sail
  • Inward sloping decks for comfortable sitting out
  • Most boats have centre mainsheet, but aft sheeting permitted by class rules
  • A Very Active Class Association
  • One of the most popular racing classes in the UK
Solo (Kaipa album)

Solo is the third studio album by the Swedish progressive rock band Kaipa. It was released in 1977 by Decca Records.

Solo (Norwegian soft drink)

Solo is an orange-flavoured soft drink, owned by the Norwegian companies Ringnes, Oskar Sylte, Aass, and Mack. The recipe was originally Spanish, and brought to the Tønsberg Bryggeri by Torleif Gulliksrud in 1934. Solo quickly became Norway's most popular soft drink, and until the 1960s was bigger than Coca-Cola in Norway. In 1999, Pepsi passed Solo in market share, leaving Solo as third most popular.

As of 2005, Solo has a seven percent share of the Norwegian soft drink market. Variants of the original Solo include Solo Super (less sugar), Solo Sunset and Solrik (juice).

Solo (Dutch band)

Solo is the musical outfit of Dutch musicians Michiel Flamman and Simon Gitsels. The duo released two albums, of which the latest Solopeople was the biggest success. The album released on label Excelsior Recordings spawned a Dutch top 20 hit with Come Back To Me.

Solo (American band)

Solo is an American R&B musical group from New York, New York. The original members were Robert Anderson, Darnell Chavis, Eunique Mack and Daniel Stokes.

The group recorded their eponymous debut album in Minneapolis and released it in 1995. Released on Perspective Records, the album featured production primarily by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. The album produced four singles (" Heaven", "Where Do U Want Me to Put It", "He's Not Good Enough" and "Blowin' My Mind") and was eventually certified gold.

Solo released their second album, 4 Bruthas & a Bass, in 1998. The album produced only one single, "Touch Me", which peaked at #59 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Solo (Don McLean album)

Solo is a Don McLean double live album. It was recorded live in Manchester, Bristol, London and Oxford, England.

Solo (comics)

Solo, in comics, may refer to:

  • Solo (DC Comics), a DC comics series
  • Solo (Marvel Comics), a Marvel comics character
  • Solo (Dark Horse Comics), a 1996 mini-series from Dark Horse Comics
  • Han Solo, a character who has appeared in numerous comic book adaptations of Star Wars
  • Sky Solo, a character from Alan Moore's series 1963
  • Solo Avengers, a Marvel Comics series
Solo (Brian Harvey album)

Solo is the debut solo album by East 17 singer Brian Harvey. The album was released in late 2001 in Japan only, although imported copies found their way to record shops in the UK. Two singles were released prior to the album's release; "Straight Up (No Bends)" and "Loving You (Ole Ole Ole)" which featured Wyclef Jean.

Solo (Egberto Gismonti album)

Solo is a solo album by Brazilian composer, guitarist and pianist Egberto Gismonti recorded in 1978 and released on the ECM label.

Solo (Alsou song)

"Solo" was the Russian entry to the Eurovision Song Contest 2000. It was performed by Alsou, and was composed by Andrew Lane and Brandon Barnes.

It performed ninth on the night, following Norway's Charmed with " My Heart Goes Boom" and preceding Belgium's Nathalie Sorce with " Envie de vivre". At the close of the voting had received 155 points, placing 2nd in a field of 24.

It was succeeded as Russian representative by Mumiy Troll with " Lady Alpine Blue".

Solo (Oscar Peterson album)

Solo is an album by jazz pianist Oscar Peterson, recorded in concert in 1972 and released in 2002 (see 2002 in music).

Solo (Cecil Taylor album)

Solo is a live album by Cecil Taylor recorded at Lino Hall in Tokyo on May 29, 1973, and released on the Japanese Trio label.

Solo (magazine)

Solo is a Swedish language monthly women's magazine published in Stockholm, Sweden.

Solo (Iyaz song)

"Solo" is a song performed by British Virgin Islands recording artist Iyaz. It is the second single released from his album titled " Replay", released on 8 June 2010. The single "Solo" was produced by J. R. Rotem and written by August Rigo. It was released for digital download on 9 February 2010 and available for mainstream radio on 8 February 2010. and was released in the UK on 23 May 2010. The song uses the melody from Janet Jackson's 1993 single " Again" as its chorus.

Solo (Ricardo Arjona album)

Solo is a musical album released in November 24, 2004 by Guatemalan singer-songwriter Ricardo Arjona. It was nominated for Best Latin Pop Album at the 46th Annual Grammy Awards.

Solo (yacht)

Solo is an Australian ex-ocean racing yacht, winning over 80 races during her eight-year racing career, all on the east coast of Australia. Solo has circumnavigated the world three times, circumnavigated Australia twice and was charted for two Antarctic expeditions. All of these achievements plus many more have earned her the title "The lady of the sea".

Solo (2011 film)

Solo is a 2011 Telugu language film written and directed by Parasuram. Which features Nara Rohit and Nisha Aggarwal in the lead roles. The film featured music by Mani Sharma. Later it was remade in Oriya as Haata Dhari Chaaluthaa with Anubhav Mohanty and Barsha Priyadarshini.

Solo (Mason novel)

Solo is a 1993 science fiction novel by Robert Mason. The book was Mason's second novel; he had previously written Weapon and a memoir about his experiences in Vietnam titled Chickenhawk.

Solo (Stockhausen)

Solo for a melody instrument with feedback is a work for a soloist with live electronics (four technician assistants) composed in 1965–66 by Karlheinz Stockhausen. It is Nr. 19 in his catalogue of works. Performance duration can vary from 10½ to 19 minutes.

Solo (DD Smash song)

"Solo" is a single by New Zealand band DD Smash. It was released in 1982 and appeared on the album Cool Bananas. It did not chart.

Solo (EP)

Solo (stylized as SOLO) is the second Korean EP of South Korean singer Heo Young-saeng. It was released on May 22, 2012 under B2M Entertainment and distributed by LOEN Entertainment The album was later released in Taiwan on August 24, 2012 under Warner Music Taiwan.

Solo (2006 film)

Solo is a 2006 Australian film.

The film was made after Morgan O'Neill's script was voted winner for Project Greenlight in Australia.

Solo (A.B. Quintanilla song)

"Solo" is a song by Mexican-American musician A.B. Quintanilla y Los Kumbia All Starz. It was released on October 30, 2012 as the first single from his eighth studio album Blanco y Negro (2013). The song features his band Kumbia All Starz but was released only under by A.B. Quintanilla's name.

Solo (1977 film)

Solo is a 1977 New Zealand romantic comedy about a hitchhiker who falls for a pilot.

Solo (restaurant)

__NOTOC__ Solo was a restaurant in Gorinchem, Netherlands. It was a fine dining restaurant that was awarded one Michelin star for the period 2007-2012. On 2 September 2014 it was made known that the restaurant had closed down.

The head chef of Solo in the period of the Michelin star was Mohammed el Harouchi. After his accident, sous chef Gerrit van den Berg took over.

The restaurant lost its star due to the severe accident of head chef El Harouchi, in which he suffered a contusion of the brain stem. There was no shock or confusion among staff, as everybody expected to lose the star due to the long absence of the head chef.

The Dutch-Moroccan background of El Harouchi reflected in his cooking, which was in the basic French style but with Moroccan influences, herbs and tastes.

Solo (Vuelta al ruedo)

"Solo (Vuelta al ruedo)" is a single by Italian singer Marco Mengoni. The song was released as the lead single from his first studio album Solo 2.0 on 1 September 2011, and it was released to mainstream radios on 2 September 2011. It was written by Marco Mengoni, Piero Calabrese, Massimo Calabrese, Stella Fabiani and Stefano Calabrese. The song has peaked to number 4 on the Italian Singles Chart.

Solo (2008 film)

Solo (also known as Solo: Lost at Sea and Solitary Endeavour on the Southern Ocean) is a 2008 documentary film directed by David Michod and Jennifer Peedom. It narrates the story of Australian adventurer Andrew McAuley who went on a solo kayak crossing from Tasmania to New Zealand.

After a month at sea, his mission ended in tragedy. His body was never recovered but his kayak was, as were video tapes documenting his journey. These tapes, together with footage of McAuley's preparation and interviews with his support crew including wife Vicki, form the basis of this documentary.

Solo (António Pinho Vargas album)

Solo is the eleventh album by the Portuguese music composer António Pinho Vargas. It was released in 2008.

Solo (Jimmy Raney album)

Solo is an album by guitarist Jimmy Raney which was recorded in 1976 and released on the Xanadu label.

Solo (Boyd novel)

Solo is a James Bond continuation novel written by William Boyd. It was published in the UK by Jonathan Cape on 26 September 2013 in hardback, e-book and audio editions, and in the US by HarperCollins on 8 October 2013.

The plot centres on Bond's mission to the civil war in the fictional country of Zanzarim—a thinly veiled version of Biafra during the Nigerian Civil War—where he meets the local MI6 contact, Efua Blessing Ogilvy-Grant, and a Rhodesian mercenary, Kobus Breed. After being shot by Ogilvy-Grant, Bond tracks both people to Washington on a revenge mission, finally establishing that Breed is drug trafficking heroin into the US.

Boyd closely based his version of the Bond character on Fleming's, and eschewed any of the film versions. The novel is set in 1969—six years after Fleming's last work was set—and Bond is 45 years old. Boyd was raised in Nigeria and used his experiences during the civil war to provide the location for the novel. He has been a Bond fan since his youth and, in preparation for writing the novel he read all the Bond stories in chronological order. It took 18 months to write the novel, with some friction between Boyd and the Fleming estate over the portrayal of Bond.

Solo received mixed reviews, with a number of critics pointing to the convoluted and unstirring plot. Other critics saw the book as being equal with, or superior to, Fleming's stronger novels. The book sold well, appearing in the top ten-selling book lists in the UK.

Solo (Gonzalo Rubalcaba album)

Solo is a studio album by Cuban jazz performer Gonzalo Rubalcaba. It was released by Blue Note Records on March 7, 2006, and peaked at number 22 in the Billboard Top Jazz Albums chart. The album is titled Solo since no additional performers were included on the recording as in Rubalcaba's previous albums.

Also produced by Rubalcaba, Solo was released following his second collaborative work with Charlie Haden on the album Land of the Sun, which resulted in a Grammy Award for Haden. The album includes fifteen tracks and met with mostly positive reviews by critics, most commenting on the ability of the performer and the simplicity of the arrangements. The album was nominated for a Billboard Latin Music Award, and won the Latin Grammy for Best Latin Jazz Album.

Solo (2013 film)

Solo is a 2013 Canadian mystery thriller film directed by Isaac Cravit and is the first film released under Shock Till You Drop's US film distribution branch. The movie was first released on August 29, 2013 in Canada and stars Annie Clark as a teenager who finds herself terrorized after she's left alone in the woods for a two night camp counselor initiation process.

Of his inspiration for the film, Cravit mentioned that he was moved to create Solo after a friend of his told him a campfire story in which a girl looks through her summer camp photos to discover that an unknown person had taken pictures of her while she slept.

Solo (surname)

Solo is the surname of:


  • Adrian Solo, singer in the Swiss band Lovebug
  • Bobby Solo (born 1945), Italian singer and musician
  • Hope Solo (born 1981), American soccer player
  • Ksenia Solo (born 1987), Canadian actress
  • Mano Solo (1963–2010), French singer
  • Simon Solo, Papua New Guinea politician

Fictional characters:

  • Han Solo, from the Star Wars films
    • Solo family, relatives of Han in the Star Wars Expanded Universe
  • Napoleon Solo, in the American TV series The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Solo (Solo album)

Solo is the eponymous debut studio album by American R&B group Solo, released September 12, 1995 via Perspective Records. The album was executive produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, and it peaked at #52 on the Billboard 200.

Four singles were released from the album: " Heaven", "Where Do U Want Me to Put It", "He's Not Good Enough" and "Blowin' My Mind". "Heaven" is the group's highest chart appearance to date on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #42. The album contains covers of five songs originally recorded by Sam Cooke: " Another Saturday Night", " A Change Is Gonna Come", " Cupid", " Everybody Loves to Cha Cha Cha" and " (What a) Wonderful World"; as well as a cover of " Under the Boardwalk", originally recorded by The Drifters.

The album was certified gold by the RIAA on .

Solo (Opus album)

Solo is the fifth album by Austrian pop rock band Opus. It was released in 1985. It peaked at #8 on the Ö3 Austria Top 40 Longplay. The first single "Rock on the Rocks", peaked at #21 on the Ö3-Hitparade. The second single, "Idolater", peaked at #24 on the Ö3-Hitparade.

Solo (Vijay Iyer album)

Solo is a solo album by pianist Vijay Iyer recorded in 2010 and released on the ACT label.

Solo (Kai Winding album)

Solo is an album by jazz trombonist and arranger Kai Winding recorded in 1963 for the Verve label.

Usage examples of "solo".

San Francisco in 1852 as solo pianist and accompanist with the famous Catherine Hayes.

And farther down the river, when slaves danced outside their cabins, the banjoist took a solo turn.

Warily, Solo slid out of the booth, bolstered his blaster, and continued on toward the lobby, flipping a coin to the bartender as he passed.

Solo stood up, flipped a couple of credits to the bartender, and stalked out before BoShek could catch his attention.

Something else the Globe reported caught my eye: Bernet had recently been promoted to stand-in for the prima ballerina and had, in fact, performed her first solo the night of her disappearance.

A solo mole person, however, burrowing away at random, was likely to starve long before stumbling across the scattered bounty.

Solo was immersed beneath a blanket of hooting, jostling, inexperienced assailants.

A master horologe, whose duty it was to determine the intime of returning pilots according to complicated formulae weighting Einsteinian time distortions against the unpredictable deformations of the manifold, had told me that Soli had aged one hundred and three years this last journey and would have died but for the skills of the Lord Cetic.

They saw Solo as a non-stoppable, expendable weapon, manipulatable and malleable as any normal computer.

If she goes to the Metronome with anyone else he looks daggers over his piano-accordion and comes across and sneers at them during the solo number.

For as there had been no monody, so there had been no solo singing, and as the operas of the first three-quarters of this century, in spite of the improvements of Monteverde, consisted mostly of recitative, there was still no singing in the modern acceptation of the term.

By the end of the year, Hawk had made his first solo flight and had overseen the construction of an landing field, complete with hangar and windsock, outside the gates of Wolf House.

The public has so long listened to these funereal solos that if a few of the poets thus impatient to be gone were to go, their departure would perhaps be attended by that resigned speeding which the proverb invokes on behalf of the parting guest.

Patuca River, a place called Pito Solo, the last real settlement on the river before the big interior swamps begin.

Then without further ado Siegfried departs on his expedition, taking Gunther with him to the foot of the mountain, and leaving Hagen to guard the hall and sing a very fine solo which has often figured in the programs of the Richter concerts, explaining that his interest in the affair is that Siegfried will bring back the Ring, and that he, Hagen, will presently contrive to possess himself of that Ring and become Plutonic master of the world.