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  • n. At military posts, a gun fired at the first note of reveille; the firing of this gun.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. a gun fired at the first stroke of reveille at military posts.


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  • Just as day was beginning to break, we ” that is the mule and myself ” found ourselves on a hill looking down into the valley of the Pawnee Fork, in which Fort Larned was located, only four miles away; and when the morning gun belched forth we were within half a mile of the post.

    The Life of Hon William F Cody


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