old slang for a ball or rout; afterwards called a hop.
the ear.—Pugilistic. An example of slang synecdoche.
as applied to the road, is doubtless from the Wallachian gipsy word “drumri ,” derived from the Greek, δρόμος.
a house, a lodging, a street; hazard-drum , a gambling-house; flash-drum , a house of ill-fame.
My body is light, my head is white,With a cord I am laced around,I am beaten with sticks, yet not for bad tricks,But to animate my sound.The unthinking youth, who heed not the truth Which would save them from every alarm,To fight, kill, and die, and cause much misery To those who have done them no harm.
A Drum.