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adjective august, capacious, compendious, comprehensive, dignified, distinguished, elegant, elevated, eminent, exalted, excellent, famous, first-rate, glorious, good, grandiose, great, illustrious, imperial, important, leading, lofty, magnificent, majestic, mighty, noble, palatial, paramount, pompous, preeminent, princely, prodigious, prominent, proud, renowned, splendid, stately, stellar, sublime, superb, superior, supreme, very magisterial, wide-reaching
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GRAND. An epithet frequently used to denote that the thing. to which it is joined is of more importance and dignity, than other things of the same name; as, grand assize, a writ in a real action to determine the right of property in land; grand cape, a writ used in England, on a plea of land, when the tenant makes default in appearance at the day given for the king to take the land into his hands; grand days, among the English lawyers, are those days in term which are solemnly kept in the inns of court and chancery, namely, Candlemas day, in Hilary term; Ascension day, in Easter term; and All Saint's day, in Michaelmas term; which days are dies non juridici. Grand distress is the name of a writ so called because of its extent, namely, to all. the goods and chattels of the party distrained within the county; this writ is believed to be peculiar to England. Grand Jury. (q. v.) Grand serjeantry, the name of an ancient English military tenure.

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The 24-year-old Manchester United winger is the latest in a growing line of celebrities who have invested in a grand piano recently.
In addition to the traditional cabinet designs, Casio's CELVIANO digital pianos provide a number of features including new stereo grand piano sounds, a redesigned keyboard action, as well as ebony and ivory textured keys that offer the natural sensatory feel the musician wants and needs while delivering the sounds and benefits of a digital piano.
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These two new models bring together all of the electronic musical instrument technology that Casio has developed over the past three decades, and offers pianists of all levels a superior 9-foot concert grand piano experience in a compact form.
After studying the instrument, he decided to build one of his own, and his success led the company to manufacture grand pianos, which remain Yamaha's flagship product.
The CGP-700 also features Casio's superior engineering and world-class Tri-Sensor 88-note scaled hammer action keyboard with simulated ebony and ivory keys which has resulted in the authentic piano feel that musicians expect in a grand piano.
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The early sponsors include Ora and Gordon Harrison, owners of a magazine distributing company, who donated $100,000 toward the orchestra shell; Wells Fargo Bank, which contributed $50,000 toward the ornate staircase; and former Antelope Valley College trustee Betty Lou Nash and her husband, Max, who contributed $42,000 for a grand piano.