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  • In the wake of the blackshape, Nattenden Sorte; whenat, hindled firth and hundled furth, the week of wakes is out and over; as a wick weak woking from ennemberable Ashias unto fierce force fuming, temtem tamtam, the Phoenican wakes.

    Finnegans Wake

  • Last night, as we lay under the Japanese roof of Diou-djen-dji, -- under the thin and ancient wooden roof scorched by a hundred years of sunshine, vibrating at the least sound, like the stretched-out parchment of a tamtam, -- in the silence which prevails at two o'clock in the morning, we heard overhead a regular wild huntsman's chase passing at full gallop:

    Madame Chrysantheme

  • There were then two kinds of drums -- a big tamtam and a little one, which used to be played together.

    Two Years in the French West Indies

  • At whatever hour you drop in upon them, a sound of singing and laughter, or the jingle of a piano, guitar, or tamtam greets you.

    Femmes d'artistes. English

  • Glistening with tubular bells and tamtam, with rasping, ratchety interjections from g├╝iro and other noisy percussion, the work builds to a sinister but voluptuous climax.

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