Usage examples for tambourine

  1. My head rested in the center of the lower door of 84. From time to time a warm moist breath, accompanied by a gigantic sigh, would play against the back of my neck; or my hat would be pushed a bit farther over my eyes by a wrinkling muzzle- for Tambourine, gazing out into the green of the center- field, felt a vague longing and wished to tell me about it. – Blister Jones by John Taintor Foote
  2. Between the long church services, if she went into the country with girls of her own age, she made no fuss about doing as they did, but would sing and dance away and flourish her tambourine. – La Sorcière: The Witch of the Middle Ages by Jules Michelet
  3. Alfred attempted to pour melody on the troubled revellers but the only effect of his song was to encourage Ben Paul to knock the bottom out of a new tin pail endeavoring to keep time to the song as he had seen Alfred do with the tambourine. – Watch Yourself Go By by Al. G. Field
  4. The tinkling of a tambourine by and by attracted my wandering attention, and looking into the street just below my balcony I saw a young girl dancing. – Vendetta A Story of One Forgotten by Marie Corelli
  5. There was no cabinet, no tambourine, bell or trumpet, and no curtain was drawn or screen set up. – The Come Back by Carolyn Wells
  6. She stooped and picked up the tambourine, and began to play mechanically, but continued to speak to Filippo. – Phil the Fiddler by Horatio Alger, Jr.
  7. Preciosa took the tambourine, and they all danced with so much grace and freedom, that the eyes of all the spectators were riveted upon their steps, especially those of Andrew, who gazed upon Preciosa as if his whole soul was centred in her; but an untoward accident turned his delight into anguish. – The Exemplary Novels of Cervantes by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  8. It was a quiet session- none of that curtained cabinet, tambourine- playing business, you understand; but a plain revelation from my boy's spirit through the medium of a refined, cultured woman. – The Come Back by Carolyn Wells
  9. I know many songs, and may get money if I am not frightened; for people throw pennies to other little girls who only play the tambourine. – Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag by Louisa M. Alcott
  10. Who ever saw a princess rigged out for the tambourine act and mixin' with a lot of chestnut roasters? – Shorty McCabe by Sewell Ford
  11. He had become greatly interested in the nightly singing and fashioned a tambourine out of an old cheese box by cutting it down. – Watch Yourself Go By by Al. G. Field
  12. When Aunt Rebecca rustled into the ring that was gathered round about the fiddles and tambourine, she passed Miss Magnolia very near, with a high countenance, and looking straight before her, and with no more recognition than the tragedy queen bestows upon the painted statue on the wing by which she enters. – The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
  13. The audience sat in suspense, and then abruptly in the silence and the darkness there came the rattle of a tambourine from the empty platform. – At the Villa Rose by A. E. W. Mason
  14. There were a few fiddles in the window, and some Pan's pipes and a tambourine, and a triangle, and certain elongated scraps of music. – Charles Dickens and Music by James T. Lightwood
  15. When the rest of the performances were concluded, she seized a tambourine, and, tossing it aloft, danced alone to the melody of her own voice. – Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists by Washington Irving