Origin of side drum
First recorded in 1790–1800
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Examples from the Web for side drum
Come in—you will find pen, ink, and paper on the side-drum in the corner.
I seated myself, silently wondering what might be the use of the side-drum in the corner.
A rataplan on a side-drum feebly played in the street outside!Pushed and the Return Push
George Herbert Fosdike Nichols, (AKA Quex)
- a small double-headed drum carried at the side with snares that produce a rattling effect
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