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  • Vegetius, published at Ulm in 1470, and at Augsburg in 1534, clearly demonstrate: "Bucina das ist die trumet oder pusan" [6] ( "the bucina is the trumpet or trombone") and ( "Bucina ist die trummet die wirt ausz und eingezogen" [7] ( "the bucina is the trumpet which is drawn out and in").

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3 "Brescia" to "Bulgaria"

  • Then he placed a stubby tongue between badly chapped lips and blew a sound that never issued from the wolf's-head bell of any bucina.

    Smart Dragons, Foolish Elves

  • The bucina sounds busily in the courtyard beneath.

    Caesar and Cleopatra

  • The Centurion and his guard run of northward; and immediately afterwards the bucina sounds.

    Caesar and Cleopatra

  • The bucina sounds again, followed by several trumpets.

    Caesar and Cleopatra

  • The bucina sounds close at hand, followed by a formidable clangor of trumpets.

    Caesar and Cleopatra

  • Into that open book leapt the first barbarian, leapt and vanished, and the next after him and the next, and then, by twos and threes and sixes and sevens, they leapt in and disappeared, amid gasping and shouting and the nearing sound of the bucina and of the trumpets of Rome.

    The Magic City

  • (He follows her, the bucina sounding louder as they steal across the desert.

    Caesar and Cleopatra

  • (The note of the bucina resounds again in the distance.

    Caesar and Cleopatra

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  • See buccina.

    "Into that opened book leaped the first barbarian, leaped and vanished, and the next after him and the next, and then, by twos and threes and sixes and sevens, they leaped in and disappeared, amid gasping and shouting and the nearing sound of the bucina and of the trumpets of Rome."

    The Magic City by E. Nesbit, p 198 of the SeaStar Books paperback

    October 31, 2010