Timbrel

Tim"brel

(?), n. [Dim. of OE. timbre, OF. timbre; probably fr. L. typmanum, Gr. a kettledrum, but influenced perhaps by Ar. tabl a drum; cf. Per. tambal a drum. See Tympanum, and cf. 2d Timbre, Tymbal.] (Mus.) A kind of drum, tabor, or tabret, in use from the highest antiquity.
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Miriam . . . took a timbrel in her hand, and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances.
Ex. xv. 20.
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Tim"breled

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Tim"brelled

} (?), a. Sung to the sound of the timbrel. "In vain with timbreled anthems dark." Milton.
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Timbuctoo

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Timbuktoo

prop. n., A city on the southern edge of the Sahara, in central Africa, some nine miles from the Niger. It is about three miles around, and was formerly surrounded by a clay wall. Timbuctoo has a large caravan trade, gold dust being the most important export. The people are negroes, Tuariks, Mandingoes, Arabs, Foolahs, etc. The city was founded in the 12th century, but was first seen by a white man in 1826. Timbuctoo now belongs to France, and a railroad is proposed to connect Algiers, Timbuctoo and Senegambia. Population, 13,000 (1893), greatly increased during the trading season from November to January. Student's Cyclopedia, 1897.
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