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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Bull-roarer \Bull"-roar`er\, n.
     A contrivance consisting of a slat of wood tied to the end of
     a thong or string, with which the slat is whirled so as to
     cause an intermittent roaring noise. It is used as a toy, and
     among some races in certain religious rites.
     [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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