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a rift in the lute

A small problem or flaw in something that jeopardizes the whole. I hope this bit of rust isn't a rift in the lute and doesn't end up damaging the whole paint job.
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"The President of the Republic Nicos Anastasiades had today one more meeting with the Special Adviser of the UN Secretary-General, Jane Holl Lute. Consultations continue, the effort to reach our target continues," Prodromou said.
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Michael's recording of the Lute Suites on his sevenstring guitar was released last month, and he goes into perhaps painful detail about the actual performing process.
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Czech Lute was discovered in the 1920s by the musicologist Emilian Trolda.
And obviously this is a volume for lutenists: the music is in French lute tablature with no effort to transcribe anything into modern notation.
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New Delhi, May 17 (ANI): US Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Deputy Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Jane Lute, had a telephonic conversation with Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao today in the run up to the first U.S.-India Homeland Security dialogue to be held in New Delhi on May 27.
A CD featuring Robin Thodey, from Durham City, playing the lute is being played at events promoted by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust at Stratford-upon-Avon.
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