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1. (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Drum.

2. (n.) The act of beating upon, or as if upon, a drum; also, the noise which the male of the ruffed grouse makes in spring, by beating his wings upon his sides.


My Second Year in Benares.
... The night is rendered hideous, and sleep well-nigh impossible, by the drumming,
fifing, and shouting of the revellers, kept up till break of day. ...
/.../life and work in benares and kumaon 1839-1877/chapter ix my second year.htm

On the Road to Jerusalem
... The whole air shuddered with the drumming of heathen physicians in the pagan quarters,
through which the silence of long stretches of ominously quiet houses ...
//christianbookshelf.org/miller/the city of delight/chapter ii on the road.htm

Chatter xviii. The Great Immigration.
... by individual States and by railroad corporations and other great landed proprietors,
and the eager competition of steamship companies drumming for steerage ...
/.../a history of american christianity/chatter xviii the great immigration.htm

The Dark was Lifting as Vergilius Entered the Field of Mars. ...
... Then a trumpet-call, a flash of blue vexilla and silver eagles in the air, and,
a moment later, some eighty hoofs were drumming in the Appian Way. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/bacheller/vergilius/chapter 11 the dark was.htm

An Obstinate Roman.
... Like their two chiefs, these men are prompt. The whips had been out over the
city drumming up the members for this extraordinary session. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/gordon/quiet talks about jesus/an obstinate roman.htm

Wesley Interviews Mrs. Pilkington
... They continued drumming, and I continued preaching till I had finished my
discourse. When I came out, the mob immediately closed me in. ...
/.../wesley/the journal of john wesley/wesley interviews mrs pilkington.htm

The Creed Chasm
... All that night the riotous drumming continued, and, as one lay awake and listened,
one pictured the old scholar sitting in the cool night air on his verandah ...
/.../wilson-carmichael/things as they are/chapter x the creed chasm.htm

The Siege. (xxi, xxxii-xxxiv, xxxvii, xxxviii. )
... There is, he replied, and, as if drumming a lesson into a stupid child's head, repeated
his message, Thou shalt be delivered into the hand of the King of ...
//christianbookshelf.org/smith/jeremiah/3 the siege xxi xxxii-xxxiv.htm

The Evolution of Language
... The ejaculations of the savage, the drumming of the gorilla, the screech of the
parrot, the crying, growling, purring, hissing, and spitting of other animals ...
/.../the lowell lectures on the ascent of man/chapter v the evolution of.htm

Benares as a Mission Sphere.
... impunity. On another occasion most vigorous drumming was carried on above
our heads, which made speaking and hearing impossible. ...
/.../life and work in benares and kumaon 1839-1877/chapter viii benares as a.htm

Drumming (1 Occurrence)
... his sides. Multi-Version Concordance Drumming (1 Occurrence). Nahum 2:7
And it is decreed: she shall be uncovered, she shall be led ...
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Thrum (2 Occurrences)
... 9. (vi) Hence, to make a monotonous drumming noise; as, to thrum on a table. 10.
(vt) To play, as a stringed instrument, in a rude or monotonous manner. 11. ...
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... upon, that is, beat violently, their breasts. Such drumming on the breasts
was a gesture indicative of great grief (Luke 18:3). ...
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Trick (11 Occurrences)
... boys. 4. (n.) A particular habit or manner; a peculiarity; a trait; as, a
trick of drumming with the fingers; a trick of frowning. 5 ...
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Drunk (84 Occurrences)

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Drumming (1 Occurrence)

Nahum 2:7
And it is decreed: she shall be uncovered, she shall be led away, and her maids shall moan as with the voice of doves, drumming upon their breasts.



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