naker

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naker

(ˈneɪkə; ˈnæk-)
n
(Instruments) one of a pair of small kettledrums used in medieval music
[C14: from Old French nacre, via Medieval Greek anakara, from Arabic naqāra]
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Her description was here suddenly interrupted by the signal for assault, which was given by the blast of a shrill bugle, and at once answered by a flourish of the Norman trumpets from the battlements, which, mingled with the deep and hollow clang of the nakers, (a species of kettle-drum,) retorted in notes of defiance the challenge of the enemy.
Small, paired kettledrums, called nakers, first appeared in Europe in the thirteenth century after the crusades; larger drums mounted on horseback, originally used by the Ottoman Turks and Mongols, came into Europe in the fifteenth century, and evolved into orchestral instruments by the end of the seventeenth century.
Conditions remained the same on Day 2 but even though the race management opted for starting the race there were clear instructions not to use spinA[degrees] nakers. Even so Al Thuraiya bank muscat team decided not to race as a safety precaution and instead sailed a matchA[degrees]race forA[degrees] mat to test how to keep control of the boat in strong wind condiA[degrees]tions.
The regulation would also triggered conflict between between producers of clove flavored cigarette and pure tobacco (white) cigarette nakers. Earlier generalization of cigarette excise duty announced in April, 1999 drew strong protest from white cigarette producers as it sent the price of their product higher and weakened their competitiveness.