from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A toy: same as bull-roarer.
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Their bullroarers, or sacred "tunduns," are of two types, the "grandfather" or "man tundun," distinguished by its deep tone, and the "woman tundun," which, being smaller, gives forth a weaker, shriller note.
Women or girls, and boys before initiation, are never allowed to see the tundun.