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bu·gle 1

 (byo͞o′gəl)
n.
1. Music A brass instrument somewhat shorter than a trumpet and lacking keys or valves.
2. The loud resonant call of an animal, especially a male elk during rutting season.
intr.v. bu·gled, bu·gling, bu·gles
1. Music To sound a bugle.
2. To produce a loud resonant call, as of a rutting male elk.

[Middle English, wild ox, hunting horn made from the horn of a wild ox, from Old French, steer, from Latin būculus, diminutive of bōs, ox; see gwou- in Indo-European roots.]

bu′gler n.

bu·gle 2

 (byo͞o′gəl)
n.
A tubular glass or plastic bead that is used to trim clothing.

[Origin unknown.]

bu·gle 3

 (byo͞o′gəl)
n.
Any of several creeping Old World herbs of the genus Ajuga in the mint family, having opposite leaves, square stems, and terminal spikes of purplish to white flowers. Also called bugleweed.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin būgula (perhaps influenced by būglōssa, bugloss), from Latin būgillō.]
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This bull bugled very little during the time we watched him in the early morning light as he pushed his cows up into the dark, timbered ridge and out of sight.
I bugled, received a retort after half a minute and plunged in after him, cringing with every step, pushing through clutching second growth, the river roaring just below.
Baillie bugled again, and the elk began to move toward him, reluctant, but resigned to the battle.
Instantly, a bull bugled back and came running up the hill to greet us.
My fiance bugled and immediately the bull bugled back, this time 80-100 yards away.
And then, when he bugled again, he was further away?
Looking around, I found a sturdy limb and used it to rake a nearby tree, and then I bugled.
We quietly trekked blocked logging skids, bugled at odd intervals, but turned back when the skids abruptly ended.
On our very first setup Red bugled in a 5x6 bull that would score about 260.
We quickly cow called and the bull instantly bugled.