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Drum, subst., instrument of military music: Ado II, 3, 14. LLL I, 2, 188. Merch. II, 5, 29. All's II, 5, 96. III, 3, 11. III, 5, 91. III, 6, 21 etc. John II, 76. III, 1, 303. H4A III, 3, 230. H6A III, 3, 29. IV, 2, 39. V, 4, 174. H6B V, 3, 32. H6C I, 1, 118. V, 1, 11. R3 III, 5, 16. IV, 4, 135 (Ff trumpet) etc. etc. “has led the d. before the English tragedians,” All's IV, 3, 298. “to beat the d.:” John V, 2, 166. Cor. V, 6, 151. Tim. IV, 3, 96. Lr. IV, 6, 292. “at their chamber-door I'll beat the d.” Lr. II, 4, 119 (== I'll knock hard at their door). “strike, d.” Rom. I, 4, 114. “let our --s strike,” Tim. V, 4, 85. Lr. V, 3, 81. “strike up our --s,” H4B IV, 2, 120. H6C II, 1, 204. V, 3, 24. R3 IV, 4, 179. Cor. IV, 5, 230. “strike up the d. towards Athens,” Tim. IV, 3, 169. “whilst any trump did sound, or d. struck up,” H6A I, 4, 80. “if you give him not John --'s entertainment, your inclining cannot be removed,” All's III, 6, 41 (== if you do not beat him).* “he's a good d., but a naughty orator,” V, 3, 253. good Tom D., lend me a handkercher, 322 (equivocal allusions to Parolles' military character and his feat in fetching off his lost drum).
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