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Let Johnson send his little Boswell out to drum up information.

So you're not going back to the West Coast to drum up cargo for us?

Professor, you seem to have about everything; can you drum up a cigar and a match?

But he could not drum up even a dutiful "Oh, she doesn't really need you, does she?"

Almagro was again left behind at Panama to try to drum up recruits.

Arrow Head had been left behind to "drum up" a few stragglers, but was now ready to go forward with the redmen under him.

"We will not drum up any," he said, as he halted his boat just inside the little circle.

He gets all that people leave in their dishes for helping to drum up a crowd of patrons.

George was for sending him out into the rural districts to drum up trade, and this was eventually done.

His stock in trade is religion, and hes got just as much right to show goods and try to drum up trade as the next one, aint he?

WORD ORIGIN

1540s, probably from Middle Dutch tromme "drum," common Germanic (cf. German Trommel, Danish tromme, Swedish trumma), probably of imitative origin. Not common before 1570s. Slightly older, and more common at first, was drumslade, apparently from Dutch or Low German trommelslag. Machinery sense attested from 1740, from similarity of shape.

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