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  • v. To generate or encourage; to campaign for.

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  • v. gather


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  • Off went letters from the Caecilius Metellus clan to its esteemed member Quintus Caecilius, proconsul of Africa Province, begging that he tone down his arrogance toward Prince Gauda, treat his senior legates with more consideration than he did his son, and try to drum up a couple of really impressive victories in the field against Jugurtha.

    The First Man in Rome

  • That's the way to drum up recruits, thinks I. Douglass, sensible chap, wouldn't have it, but he told the young darkie he might go along if he liked, and to our surprise the fellow, Emperor Green, snuffled and muttered: "Ah guess Ah'll go wid de ole man."

    Flashman and the angel of the lord

  • Nonetheless, as evidenced by our inability to drum up opposition to Cuba, the United States rarely prevails when it intervenes in regional group politics, especially within GRULAC, so sensitive are they to Yanqui interference.

    Surrender is not an Option

  • Buzz tried to drum up chortles and couldn’t; he was thinking that Meyer Harris Cohen had killed eleven men that he knew of and had to rake in at least ten million a year tax free.

    The Big Nowhere

  • I'll come to that presently; my immediate response, when Pinkerton sprang his mine, was to question his sanity and decline at the top of my voice, pointing out that if he didn't drum up Lyons instanter, Palmerston would have a fit, the Queen would be most displeased, we might well burn Washington again, and he, Pinkerton, would find himself selling matches on the street corner.

    Flashman and the angel of the lord


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