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  • n  any of various drums with small heads

  • Tom Tom Tom Tom Sirs: "The TOM of the tom-tom" (PTI, current issue).
  • The sound consisted of a ticking metronome, tom-tom beats, bubbling water, air hose, cow moo, boing! (two types), oscillator, dripping water (two types) and three kinds of wine .
  • A black evangelist was sewed up inside a tom-tom and starved to death while drummers pounded incessantly on the skin top.
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  • Hiker critically injured near Sea Life Park
    Emergency Medical Services officials say a 27-year-old man hiking near Sea Life Park was hospitalized in critical condition Tuesday. Paramedics responded to the area responded to the area just before 12:15 p.m. Fire officials say the man was hiking on a trail known as the Makapu'u Tom-Tom trail.  Just after noon, hikers found a man lying motionless about 75 yards below the trail. The Tom Tom ...
    June 12, 2013 - KITV Honolulu

  • Nitish Kumar in The Hindu
    In "our culture," it is considered "uncivilised" to "tom-tom about any help given to a person," Mr. Kumar added, pointing to the ad-text saying Gujarat had helped Bihar after the 2008 Kosi floods.

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