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 Druid.Drum Ecclesiastic. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Drum.
 
A crowded evening party, a contraction of “drawing-room” (dr’-’oom). Cominges, the French ambassador, writing to Louis XIV., calls these assemblies drerums and driwromes. (See ROUT, HURRICANE.)   1
        “The Comte de Broglie … goes sometimes to the drerums, and sometimes to the driwrome of the Princess of Wales.”—Nineteenth Century: Comte de Cominges: Sept., 1891, p. 461.
        “It is impossible to live in a drum.”—Lady M. W. Montagu.
   John Drum’s entertainment. Turning an unwelcome guest out of doors. The allusion is to drumming a soldier out of a regiment.   2
 


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