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Humstrum (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Humstrum

A musical instrument made of a mopstick, a bladder, and some packthread, thence also called a bladder and string, and hurdy gurdy; it is played on like a violin, which is sometimes ludicrously called a humstrum; sometimes, instead of a bladder, a tin canister is used.

Definition taken from The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, originally by Francis Grose.

Hummums * Hump

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