Meanwhile, the bandsmen of his captive army played a “melancholy” tune on drums and fifes.
It would be like midnight ‘til we’d be able to bust out a guitar and drums.
Just listen to the new batch of "sensible pundits" as they start to beat the drums about what we should do to Iran.
But, like a traditional shaman, Coltrane clearly believed that the drums served as a springboard to a higher order of engagement.
The drinking water problem for Santa Fe Springs was cleaned up after 2,700 drums of waste and contaminated soil were removed.
In front of the booths, drums were beaten and instruments played in bewildering discord.
My little children, ye may beat your drums and make war on him.
As the door opened Michael could hear some one singing in a subdued voice and many feet tapping like drums in time with the music.
But the moment the drums began to roll, my courage failed me.
Haabunai and Song of the Nightingale brought forth the drums.
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.