Reason No. 1—drum roll, please—was: “Secret Service code name: Buttafuoco.”
Erick Murillo, their buddy from Greenville, North Carolina, joined them on drum machines.
Howard Kurtz on the conservative campaign to drum up support for the divisive congressman.
The real clincher, though, is that their only instruments are a drum set and dozens of beer bottles.
But now he can bang the drum on something that appeals deeply to these folks.
When it entered, the drum beat a Saracen rhythm and there was music again.
The line extends from the drum to the flying or gliding machine.
In the confusion a dog scampers into the midst and barks furiously at the drum.
It consists of a tympanum or drum, having a stylus attached as in the phonograph.
The Castle head vanished, and the sounds of the drum and bugle of the tattoo came down muffled, as if through layers of wool.
1540s, probably from Middle Dutch tromme "drum," common Germanic (cf. German Trommel, Danish tromme, Swedish trumma), probably of imitative origin. Not common before 1570s. Slightly older, and more common at first, was drumslade, apparently from Dutch or Low German trommelslag. Machinery sense attested from 1740, from similarity of shape.
1570s, from drum (n.). To drum (up) business, etc., is American English 1839, from the old way of drawing a crowd.
Ancient slow, cylindrical magnetic media that were once state-of-the-art storage devices. Under BSD Unix the disk partition used for swapping is still called "/dev/drum"; this has led to considerable humour and not a few straight-faced but utterly bogus "explanations" getting foisted on newbies.
See also "The Story of Mel".