- A drumbeat consisting of two almost simultaneous strokes of which the first is a very rapid grace note.
- Competing teams row their boats forward to a drumbeat racing to reach the finish end first.
- There is a vein of melancholy in his character.
- There was a long lag in forwarding mail to us.
- A bowl of hot chicken soup is good for you.
- A cloud is a mass of vapor in the sky.