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  • Arvydas Karaška


Bullroarer of Lithuania. It consists of a cord about 150 cm long fastened to one end of a small narrow wooden (usually ash) board. The board is whirled in the air to produce a humming sound. Children and shepherd-boys used the brūklys to frighten animals or as a toy, while adult shepherds sounded it to protect themselves against bulls. The ...

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