The real clincher, though, is that their only instruments are a drum set and dozens of beer bottles.
Reason No. 1—drum roll, please—was: “Secret Service code name: Buttafuoco.”
It was largely an act of performance, designated to drum up domestic support and draw international attention back to Palestine.
Erick Murillo, their buddy from Greenville, North Carolina, joined them on drum machines.
So Norquist is predicting that having won a second term, President Obama will simply cave to the party he just beat like a drum?
When it entered, the drum beat a Saracen rhythm and there was music again.
Their piercing war-whoops were blended with the loud beatings of a kind of drum which they had fabricated.
In the confusion a dog scampers into the midst and barks furiously at the drum.
Again the drum rattled, and the boys made their way to the several armories.
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".