The kettledrums, in fact, approximated to the side drums in technique.
After, dull booming of distant artillery, or waspish whinings of kettledrums.
Must one clatter like kettledrums and penitential preachers?
Piled up with kettledrums and flags taken from the Russians.
Observe the kettledrums captured at the battle of Blenheim, 1704.
Johnson marched to kettledrums ...