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drumming


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Drum  \Drum\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Drummed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Drumming}.] 
  1.  To  beat  a  drum  with  sticks;  to  beat  or  play  a  tune  on  a 
  drum. 
 
  2.  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. 
 
  Drumming  with  his  fingers  on  the  arm  of  his  chair. 
  --W.  Irving. 
 
  3.  To  throb,  as  the  heart.  [R.]  --Dryden. 
 
  4.  To  go  about  as  a  drummer  does  to  gather  recruits,  to 
  draw  or  secure  partisans,  customers,  etc,;  --  with  for 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Drumming  \Drum"ming\,  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  drumming 
  n  :  the  act  of  playing  drums;  "he  practiced  his  drumming  several 
  hours  every  day"  [syn:  {percussion}] 




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