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Drum (verb)

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To Drum. v.n.

  1. To beat a drum; to beat a tune on a drum.

  2. To beat with a pulsatory motion.

                            Now, heart,
    Be ribb'd with iron for this one attempt;
    Set ope thy sluices, send the vigorous blood
    Through every active limb for my relief;
    Then take thy rest within the quiet cell;
    For thou shalt drum no more.
    Dryden's Don Sebastian.

Sources: Dryden, John (788)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Drum (verb)." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: October 17, 2012. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=6686.


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