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  • n. Plural form of timbrel.


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  • Miriam and her cohorts are said to have brought timbrels with them when they were leaving Egypt.

    Shelly R. Fredman: A Place Called Hope

  • Some playing timbrels, singing verses of Torah in Aramaic doggerel:

    Evan Eisenberg: Mary Christ (Part 6)

  • Soon after this the noise of timbrels was heard, at the sound of which the whole Saracen cavaliers threw themselves from their horses, and prostrated themselves, as if for a second morning prayer.

    The Talisman

  • But many seem too busy to eat: they are singing, dancing, playing timbrels and flutes.

    Evan Eisenberg: Mary Christ (Part 3)

  • She is well-pleased with the sound of rattles and of timbrels, with the voice of flutes and the outcry of wolves and bright-eyed lions, with echoing hills and wooded coombes.

    Hesiod, Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

  • And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances.

    Probably Just One Of Those Funny Coincidences

  • And Jephthah came to Mizpeh unto his house, and, behold, his daughter came out to meet him with timbrels and with dances: and she was his only child; beside her he had neither son nor daughter.

    Probably Just One Of Those Funny Coincidences

  • The singers went before, the players on instruments followed after; among them were the damsels playing with timbrels.

    Probably Just One Of Those Funny Coincidences

  • And then take to them again to celebrate with dancing in the streets and with song and with timbrels if you can find some and trumpets that the Son of God triumphed over death.

    Archive 2006-04-01

  • He could hear the tinkling of the bracelet Gretchen wore around her left ankle, and it made him think of Isaiah, those women of unclean lips who wore timbrels on their ankles.

    The Best American Erotica 2006


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