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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A drum used by northern magicians in rites associated with trolls.


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  • a drum used in Lappish magical rites

    1894 Jrnl. Hellenic Stud. XIV. 270 In Lapland..designs of this character ornamented the *troll-drums of the magicians till within a recent period.

    July 7, 2008