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drum

d ruhm

  • n  a musical percussion instrument; usually consists of a hollow cylinder with a membrane stretched across each end
  • n  the sound of a drum
    he could hear the drums before he heard the fifes
  • n  a bulging cylindrical shape; hollow with flat ends
  • n  a cylindrical metal container used for shipping or storage of liquids
  • n  a hollow cast-iron cylinder attached to the wheel that forms part of the brakes
  • n  small to medium-sized bottom-dwelling food and game fishes of shallow coastal and fresh waters that make a drumming noise
  • v  make a rhythmic sound
    Rain drummed against the windshield
    The drums beat all night
  • v  play a percussion instrument
  • v  study intensively, as before an exam

  • Any pulp writer worth his salt knows that when his locale is darkest Africa he can't use too many drums.
  • At 18 months, Bernard Rich was car ried onstage by the seat of his pants to play drums in his parents' vaudeville act.
  • For years the doomful sound of drumming in the Congo night struck white men weak with fright.
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  • Adm William Fallon in 940 News
    This constant drum beat of conflict is what strikes me which is not helpful and not useful,Fallon said in a half-hour interview with Al-Jazeera television broadcast Sept. 23.
  • John McCain in FOXNews
    As many of you know I've been called a maverick, somebody who marches to the beat of his own drum and sometimes it's meant as a compliment and sometimes it's meant as a criticism,McCain told more than 1,000 voters in a high school gymnasium...
  • Dave Richards in BBC Sport
    Richards added: "My positions as Premier League chairman, FA board member and chairman of the FA's international committee provide me with ample opportunities to bang the drum for English football, and the bid particularly, right across the world,...

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