Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A musical instrument of the southern negroes of the United States resembling a drum.
“By the way, my daughter almost 2 calls all water birds "quaqua," so if you stick with that for ducks, geese, pelicans or seagulls you're all good around here.”
“Nihil quicquid homini tam prosperum divinitus datum, quin ei admixtum sit aliquid difficultatis ut etiam amplissima quaqua laetitia, subsit quaepiam vel parva querimonia conjugatione quadam mellis, et fellis.”
“Not much attention was yet paid to Native American music, but a sociological interest was taken in some of the instruments slaves had brought from Africa, such as the “banjor” (banjo), the “barrafou” (which resembled a xylophone), and the “quaqua” (a kind of drum).”
“Bates found one seated alone on a branch, at no great elevation, uttering at intervals, in a complaining tone, its usual cry of "quaqua.”
“Ad frustrandos insequentes, publica jumenta, quaqua iter ageret, interficiens.”
“Verum fi lubet, prtmo acceperit, fe&iones, quaqua looo rationent ex umbrae ii - verfum duftae, funt ocnnes gura duibun accipe.”
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