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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Drone (1 syl.).
 
The largest tube of a bagpipe; so called because it sounds only one continuous note. (German, drohne, verb, drohnen, to groan or drone.)   1
   A drone. An idle person who lives on the means of another, as drones on the honey collected by bees; a sluggard. (Anglo-Saxon dræn, a male bee.)   2
 


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