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instead of plates; or with the piercing noise of the buriibu/um, or bombidom; an instrument which consisted of an angular frame to which were loosely attached metal plates of various shapes and sizes. The lower part of the frame constituted the handle: and to produce the noise it evidently was shaken somewhat like the sistrum of the ancient Egyptians. We give woodcuts of the three instruments.
The triangle nearly resembled the instrument of this name in use at the present day; it was more elegant in shape and had some metal ornamentation in the middle.
The tintinnabuhim consisted of a number of bells arranged in regular order and suspended in a frame.
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