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 Drummers.Drumsticks. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Drum’mond Light.
 
The limelight. So named from Captain Thomas Drummond, R.E.   1
        “Wisdom thinks, and makes a solar Drummond Light of a point of dull lime.”—Geikie: Entering on Life (Reading, p. 211).
 


 Drummers.Drumsticks. 

 
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