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the sound of a drum (especially a snare drum) beaten rapidly and continuously

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She cites Madison's little-known "Party Press Essays" as his drumroll contention that "it is reason, not passion, which ought to prevail over legislative decisions," which led him to reject the French notion of the value of l'opinion publique.
SO THE drumroll has started, the five minute bell has been rung and the conductor has raised his baton as we finally get ready for that step into the spotlight that is European Capital of Culture Year 2008 .
Two earlier works vaguely echoed the drumroll of heavier industrial Minimalist art, such as that of Richard Serra, which titillates instead of calming the senses.
Smell of cold clay, abalone shell sky, a drumroll of wind and
At 61-87, the Angels are on a pace for - drumroll - 95 losses.
The crucial deadline loomed, the drumroll had begun, when the bad news came that the two governments were stalled.
The chitchat and photo-ops which form the press's interpretation of politics are really just campaigning, and campaigning is to government what the regular season is to the NBA: a very tedious drumroll.
And glory be the day when we no longer have to march to the drumroll of gay pride, for that will be the day we are out of danger.
A male ruffed grouse hops up on a hollow deadfall and sends out his drumroll call for a mate, his wings a butterfly blur as they thrum against the log.
And - drumroll, please - things do come to a head when the band hole up in the Irish countryside to record.
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And thanks to Grey Cafe, she'll have an official drumroll to back her up.
Weird doesn't quite cover it but fans of the surreal will find Rubber - drumroll, please - a gripping experience.