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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) An instrument of percussion, consisting either of a hollow cylinder, over each end of which is stretched a piece of skin or vellum, to be beaten with a stick; or of a metallic hemisphere (kettledrum) with a single piece of skin to be so beaten; the common instrument for marking time in martial music; one of the pair of tympani in an orchestra, or cavalry band.

2. (n.) Anything resembling a drum in form

3. (n.) A sheet iron radiator, often in the shape of a drum, for warming an apartment by means of heat received from a stovepipe, or a cylindrical receiver for steam, etc.

4. (n.) A small cylindrical box in which figs, etc., are packed.

5. (n.) The tympanum of the ear; -- often, but incorrectly, applied to the tympanic membrane.

6. (n.) One of the cylindrical, or nearly cylindrical, blocks, of which the shaft of a column is composed; also, a vertical wall, whether circular or polygonal in plan, carrying a cupola or dome.

7. (n.) A cylinder on a revolving shaft, generally for the purpose of driving several pulleys, by means of belts or straps passing around its periphery; also, the barrel of a hoisting machine, on which the rope or chain is wound.

8. (n.) See Drumfish.

9. (n.) A noisy, tumultuous assembly of fashionable people at a private house; a rout.

10. (n.) A tea party; a kettledrum.

11. (v. i.) To beat a drum with sticks; to beat or play a tune on a drum.

12. (v. i.) To beat with the fingers, as with drumsticks; to beat with a rapid succession of strokes; to make a noise like that of a beaten drum; as, the ruffed grouse drums with his wings.

13. (v. i.) To throb, as the heart.

14. (v. i.) To go about, as a drummer does, to gather recruits, to draw or secure partisans, customers, etc,; -- with for.

15. (v. t.) To execute on a drum, as a tune.

16. (v. t.) (With out) To expel ignominiously, with beat of drum; as, to drum out a deserter or rogue from a camp, etc.

17. (v. t.) (With up) To assemble by, or as by, beat of drum; to collect; to gather or draw by solicitation; as, to drum up recruits; to drum up customers.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

drum (tumpanon): This was the Hebrew toph, "tabret" or "timbrel," a hand-drum, consisting of a ring of wood or metal covered with a tightly drawn skin, with small pieces of metal hung around the rim, like a tambourine. It was raised in the one hand and struck with the other, usually by women, but sometimes also by men, at festivities and on occasions of rejoicing. See 1 Maccabees 9:39, the Revised Version (British and American) "timbrels."

5178. tumpanizo -- to beat a drum, to torture by beating
... to beat a drum, to torture by beating. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: tumpanizo
Phonetic Spelling: (toom-pan-id'-zo) Short Definition: I torture, break ...
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4102. pistis -- faith, faithfulness
... We cannot produce faith ourselves, nor can we "drum it up at will." Rather, faith
comes as Christ speaks His -word within (see Ro 10:17, Gk text). ...
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Strong's Hebrew
8608. taphaph -- to sound the timbrel, beat
... taber, play with timbrels. A primitive root; to drum, ie Play (as) on the tambourine --
taber, play with timbrels. 8607, 8608. taphaph. 8609 . ...
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Illusive Appearance of the Moon.
... But frequently, also, they suspend on high from the ceiling, at a distance, a drum,
[266] but which, being covered with some garment, is concealed by the ...
/.../the refutation of all heresies/chapter xxxvii illusive appearance of the.htm

Trophies of Grace
... Now she must leave him. Years later, when visiting Reading, she met Shepherd,
a bandsman in full uniform, beating the drum in Silver Street. ...
/.../carpenter/the angel adjutant of twice born men/xii trophies of grace.htm

Diamond Managed with Many Blunders to Read this Rhyme to his ...
... Little Boy Blue, come blow me your horn"-. Yes, of course it is"-for this one
went `blowing his horn and beating his drum.' He had a drum too. ...
/.../macdonald/at the back of the north wind/chapter 21 diamond managed with.htm

Psalm XXXIV.
... "And He drummed:" because a drum is not made, except when a skin is extended on
wood; and David drummed, to signify that Christ should be crucified. ...
/.../augustine/exposition on the book of psalms/psalm xxxiv.htm

The Past and the Future
... distinctions of calendars and dates make any difference in that uniform strand of
our life which just runs the same, which is reeled off the great drum of the ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture g/the past and the future.htm

The Question of the Tall Gentleman as to Whether Diamond could ...
... Calling for followers still as he went,. Blowing his horn, and beating his drum,.
And ... come; So he hit him hard with the stick of his drum. ...
/.../macdonald/at the back of the north wind/chapter 20 the question of.htm

Book ix. On Jerusalem and Her Enemies
... [Ps.150:4]. A drum is the body weakened in fasting; in the psalm: praise Him with
drum and strings. [Ps.150:4]. The strings are harmony; in the psalm: as above. ...
/.../eucherius/the formulae of st eucherius of lyons/book ix on jerusalem and.htm

A Little Sermon to School-Girls.
... For the same reason it is bad manners to drum on a piano, or to drum on table or
desk or chair, or to shuffle the feet, or to make any noise that distracts or ...
/.../a little sermon to school-girls.htm

The Absurdity and Impiety of the Heathen Mysteries and Fables ...
... "I have eaten out of the drum, I have drunk out of the cymbal, I have carried the
Cernos, [880] I have slipped into the bedroom." Are not these tokens a ...
/.../clement/exhortation to the heathen/chapter ii the absurdity and impiety.htm

Apion Book 2 Footnotes
... nation by Moses, their great legislator. [2] Called by Tiberius Cymbalum
Mundi, The drum of the world. [3] This seems to have been ...
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... 2. (n.) Anything resembling a drum in form. ... 10. (n.) A tea party; a kettledrum. 11.
(vi) To beat a drum with sticks; to beat or play a tune on a drum. 12. ...
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Beat (85 Occurrences)
... blows upon; as, to beat one's breast; to beat iron so as to shape it; to beat grain,
in order to force out the seeds; to beat eggs and sugar; to beat a drum. ...
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Roll (57 Occurrences)
... rollers or small wheels. 8. (n.) To beat with rapid, continuous strokes,
as a drum; to sound a roll upon. 9. (n.) To apply (one ...
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Tambour (7 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (n.) A kind of small flat drum; a tambourine.
2. (n.) A small ... tambour work. 3. (n.) Same as Drum. 4. (n ...
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Tambourine (8 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (n.) A small drum, especially a shallow drum with only
one skin, played on with the hand, and having bells at the sides; a timbrel. ...
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Timbrel (7 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary (Hebrews toph), a small drum or tambourine; a tabret
(qv). ... (n.) A kind of drum, tabor, or tabret, in use from the highest antiquity. ...
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Tabor (12 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) A small drum used as an accompaniment to a pipe or fife, both being played
by the same person. 2. (vi) To play on a tabor, or little drum. ...
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Drumming (1 Occurrence)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Drum. 2. (n.) The act
of beating upon, or as if upon, a drum; also, the noise ...
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Drugs (8 Occurrences)

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Music (143 Occurrences)
... Of instruments of percussion mention is made of,. (1.) The toph, an instrument of
the drum kind, rendered "timbrel" (Exodus 15:20; Job 21:12; Psalm 68:25); also ...
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