from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A trumpet-signal in the cavalry and light artillery services, to assemble the troop or battery for the purpose of watering and grooming the horses; hence, the assembling of a troop for this purpose.


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  • At that moment evening stable-call was sounded, and a happy inspiration came to his relief.

    "Forward, March" A Tale of the Spanish-American War

  • That very afternoon, just after stable-call, she found herself unoccupied for the time being, and decided to go over and see Mrs. Waldron a few moments.

    The Deserter

  • Mrs. Curtis merely wanted to remind her that she must be sure to come and spend the afternoon with her and bring her music, and was dismayed to find that Miss Travers could not come before stable-call: she had an engagement.

    The Deserter

  • It made her long for stable-call to sound that she might be alone and read it again and again, and yet it was very, very simple and direct.

    Marion's Faith.

  • He was sober, yet shattered, when Mr. Drake suddenly appeared just about stable-call and bade him repair at once to the presence of the commanding officer.

    Waring's Peril

  • 'Tis only a stable-call; but it has driven sweet reflections out of my mind, and my eyes are turned away from the bright mansion, and rest upon the piazza of the pueblita.

    The War Trail The Hunt of the Wild Horse


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