from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A short melody sounded upon a bugle as a signal or order.


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  • The music appeared to rise from out of the vast jungle-clad crater below me, and as the bugle-call died away, I distinctly beard the bleating of goats!

    The Green-Eyed Shwemyethna

  • Suddenly, as clearly as if I were on a parade-ground, my ears caught the sound of a bugle-call.

    The Green-Eyed Shwemyethna

  • You are become an honorary member of the republic, you are emancipated, compulsions are not for you, nor any bugle-call but “lights out.”

    Mark Twain: A Biography

  • This was regarded as the bugle-call to the Liberal party for the coming battle.

    The Grand Old Man

  • His vague reflections were dispelled by the arrival of a bugle-call letter which demanded that he make up his mind, for his brother wrote:


  • I didn't see a soul as I came, but I was cheered by the sound of a bugle-call in the distance, and I was pressing ahead more boldly up towards the temple ruin when someone clicked his tongue in the shadows, and I reined up sharply.

    Flashman In The Great Game

  • One morning, a silvery bugle-call echoed back and forth along the pass we'd camped in.

    The Persian Boy

  • Presently, from their camp beyond the walls, came the Macedonian bugle-call, "Cavalry, march."

    The Persian Boy

  • Not willing to omit the last possible effort in behalf of those two boys, I took them to the blackboard and devoted the last fifteen or twenty minutes before the bugle-call to a final effort to prepare them for the ordeal they must face the next morning.

    Forty-Six Years in the Army

  • After ` divisions, 'when the other boys were rushing down below to their messes to dinner, the bugle-call for which was braying out its cheerful sounds, I stopped behind on the upper deck, as did "Ugly."

    Young Tom Bowling The Boys of the British Navy

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