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bullroarer

bull·roar·er

 (bo͝ol′rôr′ər)
n.
A small wooden slat attached to a string that makes a roaring noise when whirled.

bullroarer

(ˈbʊlˌrɔːrə)
n
(Instruments) a wooden slat attached to a thong that makes a roaring sound when the thong is whirled: used esp by native Australians in religious rites
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13) We don't know how Bullroarer Took got his name, but given his performance at the Battle of Greenfields and his juxtaposition with Thorin, this might also be a battlefield nickname (Hobbit I.
Having their own agenda, Weiner's mythical string bag, drum, flute, and bullroarer refuse to complete the missing parts of persons, which they are destined to do, or they incorporate the whole person instead of being reincorporated themselves into persons (Weiner 1995:xv).
John Debney's score, a head-on collision of creep show nightmare and bullroarer in the bush, jangles our nerves and builds dread.
Even the voice and trapped spirit of Dharamulun, experienced at the initiation ceremonies, is freed by swinging a piece of wood on a string--the bullroarer.
Here is this laid back Australian Outback character wearing a snakeskin jacket, a cowboy style hat festooned with crocodile teeth, and a really big hunting knife; he likes to tackle crocodiles with his bare hands, play with snakes, use dynamite to catch fish, hypnotize animals, whirl a bullroarer, and feels most at home in the rugged Australian Outback among the native bushmen, whom he regards as brothers.
4, an imaginative drawing of a man swinging a bullroarer, is new; a few of the old illustrations have been eliminated, and there are a few new plates.
Flight membrane covers something, now fly, something, now philosophize, something, while flight time passes, ours, please pass, something blooms, so we, please bloom, something like a creeper, until becomes something else, again we, something roars, a bullroarer, you, you extremely excited about yourself we all, in the greatest, until the self-immolating, final process, the projector burns, carbonizes, blister and blaze, your friends' hands, look--
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the Kunapipi cult of the bullroarer from the Roper River region seems to be superimposed on the local Kalwadi cult of the bullroarer.
Thorin Oakenshield was originally Gandalf the Dwarf; Gandalf the Wizard was originally Bladorthin, a name subsequently relegated to a single obscure reference in the novel (like Queen Beruthiel in The Lord of the Rings); Beorn the Berserker was originally Medwed the Werebear; Smaug the Magnificent was Pryftan; and Fingolfin, in the earliest fragmentary drafts, was not the High King of the Noldor, but rather the Goblin by whose dispatch Bullroarer Took earned his fame
In the interests of universalising Aboriginal cultural property, he is displacing it from the interrelated context of place, people, language, dance, clap-sticks, bullroarer, fire and ceremony, and is therefore introducing radical distortions.