The name given to the instrument in Mahler's Sixth Symphony described by Mahler as meant to be "brief and mighty, but dull in resonance and with a non-metallic character (like the fall of an axe)" ... basically a big wooden hammer hit against a big wooden platform.
They collect so much saliva that you have to take them apart to empty it out. See also Annoying.
Yoo-hoooo! Be a doll and add a funny instrument.
Used by the Blue Man Group. Essentially a twisty PVC pipe that slides like a trombone and is played by hitting it with sticks.
A trumpet on steroids or a baritone that needs a workout? Or maybe just the French horn's American cousin?
Its not a baboon, but it does sound like a dying duck.