(Drum"lin) n. [Gael. druim the ridge of a hill.] (Geol.) A hill of compact, unstratified, glacial
drift or till, usually elongate or oval, with the larger axis parallel to the former local glacial motion.
(Drum"ly), a. [Cf. Droumy.] Turbid; muddy. [Scot. & Obs. or Prov. Eng.] Wodroephe Burns.
(Drum" ma"jor) .
1. The chief or first drummer of a regiment; an instructor of drummers.
2. The marching leader of a military band. [U.S.]
3. A noisy gathering. [R.] See under Drum, n., 4.
1. One whose office is to best the drum, as in military exercises and marching.
2. One who solicits custom; a commercial traveler. [Colloq. U.S.] Bartlett.
3. (Zoöl.) A fish that makes a sound when caught; as: (a) The squeteague. (b) A California sculpin.
4. (Zoöl.) A large West Indian cockroach (Blatta gigantea) which drums on woodwork, as a sexual call.
(Drum"ming) n. The act of beating upon, or as if upon, a drum; also, the noise which the
male of the ruffed grouse makes in spring, by beating his wings upon his sides.
(Drum"mond light`) [From Thomas Drummond, a British naval officer.] A very intense
light, produced by turning two streams of gas, one oxygen and the other hydrogen, or coal gas, in a
state of ignition, upon a ball of lime; or a stream of oxygen gas through a flame of alcohol upon a ball
or disk of lime; called also oxycalcium light, or lime light.
The name is also applied sometimes to a heliostat, invented by Drummond, for rendering visible a distant
point, as in geodetic surveying, by reflecting upon it a beam of light from the sun.
1. A stick with which a drum is beaten.
2. Anything resembling a drumstick in form, as the tibiotarsus, or second joint, of the leg of a fowl.
(Drunk) a. [OE. dronke, drunke, dronken, drunken, AS. druncen. Orig. the same as drunken,
p. p. of drink. See Drink.]