The rifle fire abated and the ground shook with the drumming of hooves.
Effie Quincy rushed in the door while Dean was drumming his fingers, listening to waltz music on hold.
Thunder exploded and then the hail started, drumming on the roof like large marbles.
Eventually, rain drumming on the porch roof lulled her back to sleep.
Similarly the Greenland angekok is said to summon his torngak (which may be an ancestral ghost or an animal) by drumming; he is heard by the bystanders to carry on a conversation and obtain advice as to how to treat diseases, the prospects of good weather and other matters of importance.
A few seconds after each of these headlong descents a mysterious sound strikes his ear - compared by some to drumming, and by others to the bleating of a sheep or goat,' which sound evidently comes from the bird as it shoots downwards, and then only.
In the breeding season much of its love-performance is exhibited on the ground, and the sounds to which it gives rise are of another character; but the exact way in which its "drumming" is effected has not been ascertained.
The principles laid down by me must be strictly adhered to, said he, drumming on the table with his bony fingers.