drum


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the sound of a drum

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a bulging cylindrical shape

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a cylindrical metal container used for shipping or storage of liquids

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a hollow cast-iron cylinder attached to the wheel that forms part of the brakes

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small to medium-sized bottom-dwelling food and game fishes of shallow coastal and fresh waters that make a drumming noise

make a rhythmic sound

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play a percussion instrument

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study intensively, as before an exam

References in classic literature ?
The great bulls were dancing in the moonlight, leaping in an irregular circle about the flat-topped earthen drum about which three old females sat beating its resounding top with sticks worn smooth by long years of use.
After the drum was quiet and the bellies of the tribe well-filled he would hail them.
As he drew near the advancing soldiers, and as the roll of their drum came full upon his ears, the old man raised himself to a loftier mien, while the decrepitude of age seemed to fall from his shoulders, leaving him in gray but unbroken dignity.
The rattle of drums, beaten out of all manner of time, was heard above every other sound.
Slowly and softly they began tapping upon the resounding surface of the drum as the first faint rays of the ascending moon silvered the encircling tree tops.
He offered his arm to the nurse; the creaking of the baggage-wagon, starting on its journey, was heard outside, and the shrill roll of the drums was renewed in the distance.
But surely you haven't forgotten the drum steadily beating on the low C, Aunt Juley?
Their patroness then shut the door and sat herself down by her drum at an open window; and, the steps being struck by George and stowed under the carriage, away they went, with a great noise of flapping and creaking and straining, and the bright brass knocker, which nobody ever knocked at, knocking one perpetual double knock of its own accord as they jolted heavily along.
Gongs and drums, banners and flags, are means whereby the ears and eyes of the host may be focused on one particular point.
These venerable gentlemen, who I presume were the priests, kept up an uninterrupted monotonous chant, which was partly drowned in the roar of drums.
By the afternoon of that day--my pocket diary shows me that it was Tuesday, August 18th--at least six or seven drums were throbbing from various points.
Jamie and Pokey were at once enrolled in the Cosey Corner Light Infantry a truly superb company, composed entirely of officers, all wearing cocked hats, carrying flags, waving swords, or beating drums.
I don't think they'll fight any more to-day,' the King said to Hatta: 'go and order the drums to begin.
As he talked to himself, he thought he heard sounds of pipes and drums coming from a distance: pi-pi-pi, pi-pi-pi.
Thus the heroe is always introduced with a flourish of drums and trumpets, in order to rouse a martial spirit in the audience, and to accommodate their ears to bombast and fustian, which Mr Locke's blind man would not have grossly erred in likening to the sound of a trumpet.