bugle call


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Noun1.bugle call - a signal broadcast by the sound of a bugle
signal, signaling, sign - any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message; "signals from the boat suddenly stopped"
recall - a bugle call that signals troops to return
taps, lights-out - (military) signal to turn the lights out
reveille, wake-up signal - (military) signal to wake up
retreat - (military) a bugle call signaling the lowering of the flag at sunset
tattoo - a drumbeat or bugle call that signals the military to return to their quarters
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But tarry ye behind in the borders of the forest, within earshot of my bugle call."
The Abbe Sicard sleeps here--the first great teacher of the deaf and dumb--a man whose heart went out to every unfortunate, and whose life was given to kindly offices in their service; and not far off, in repose and peace at last, lies Marshal Ney, whose stormy spirit knew no music like the bugle call to arms.
At the mention of Blanchard his head had tossed up as to a bugle call. Slowly a whimsical twinkle began to glint up through the cloudy blue of his eyes.
It was calm, and at intervals the bugle calls and the shouts of the enemy could be heard from the hill.
It is absorbed as naturally as the heat of the sun at drill time, as forcefully as the reek of gunpowder at the firing range, as imperiously as the reveille bugle call at daybreak.
The principals had been riding the town's boundaries since the 7am bugle call followed by chases on the Everholm.
The service ended with the same bugle call that was played at 11am on November 11, 1918 to signal the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front.
Students learned important lessons, such as what it means to veterans when they hear the sound of taps -- a lone bugle call played at dusk during flag ceremonies and at military funerals.
Listen for the noon bugle call, played from the tower of St Mary's Basilica.
Bay Hill: As if this year's Masters needed any more of a fanfare, Rory McIlroy's remarkable return to prime form has added its own bugle call. After winning his first title in 18 months on Sunday, the Ulsterman warned his rivals that he has "a gift for this game" and that he is "hugely confident" of becoming just the sixth player in history to complete the career grand slam at Augusta in two weeks' time.
Bazylika Mariacka (or St Mary's Basilica) has 15th century towers and ornate interior, but there's another reason to visit - to hear the hejnal mariacki, the city's bugle call, which is played on the hour, every hour.
At noon, the Fools Haven theater group will perform "Bugle Call," featuring WWII dances and songs.