At the head was big Warren Whitby, in the bearskin and gold-and-crimson coat of a drum-major.
And how will I git all in again, before the drum-major's in it?
We have a drum-major and all, and when we parade we look something like the picture "Sons of the Brave."
I have heard of a serjeant-major and a drum-major, but never heard of a bob-major.'
drum-major, in the British army, a warrant or non-commissioned officer whose duty it is to teach and direct the drummers.
He felt, during that moment, like a drum-major who had “muffed” his baton on parade.
Francisque Sarcey, as drum-major, beat the measure with his terrible pen in his hand.
Says the drum-major to Gardiner, "You are bad of the flux too, I see."
How smart the adjutant was, and what a tremendous fellow the drum-major!
"The one who walks like a drum-major," answered the lieutenant.