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Drum

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

Was a single-issue magazine of poetry and social comment published in Wellington in March 1961.

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drum

Edited by John Ayto.

in Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 21 words.

beat (or bang) the drum for (or of) be ostentatiously in support of.

march to a different drum:

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drum

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

Beat the drum for be ostentatiously in support of.

drum-and-trumpet history history in which undue prominence is given to battles and wars, a derogatory term recorded from the late...

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drum

Jeremy Montagu.

in The Oxford Companion to Music

P ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 1112 words.

Although the word ‘drum’ can be used for almost any object that is struck to produce sound (e.g. *slit drum

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Edited by Elizabeth Knowles.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 63 words.

beat the drum for be ostentatiously in support of.

drum-and-trumpet history history in which undue prominence is given to battles

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drum

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

N. historical a military drummer.

drum someone out expel or dismiss someone with ignominy from a place or institution: he was drummed out of the air force. with allusion to the...

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drums

in The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare

January 2015; p ublished online October 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism. 26 words.

The military drum was associated with infantry; hence with *marches, and with the *alarums and *excursions

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in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 63 words.

become, benumb, Brum, bum, chum, come, crumb, cum, drum, dumb, glum, gum, ho-hum, hum, Kara Kum, lum, mum,

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drum

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 61 words.

become, benumb, Brum, bum, chum, come, crumb, cum, drum, dumb, glum, gum, ho-hum, hum, Kara Kum, lum, mum,

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drum

G. A. Wilkes.

in Stunned Mullets & Two-pot Screamers: A Dictionary of Australian Colloquialisms

January 2008; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 381 words.

n.

1 Information requisite to some particular situation; reliable information generally, esp. in the expression to ‘give someone the drum’

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drum

G. A. Wilkes.

in Stunned Mullets & Two-pot Screamers: A Dictionary of Australian Colloquialisms

January 2008; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 89 words.

v. To impart necessary and reliable information; to set someone straight [see drum n. 1] 1919 J. Vance Marshall

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