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  • Dan Beard, president, was also toast-master; and as he presented Mark Twain there was a trumpet-note, and a lovely girl, costumed as Joan of Arc, entered and, approaching him, presented him with a laurel wreath.

    Mark Twain: A Biography

  • Misenus the Aeolid, excelled of none other in stirring men with brazen breath and kindling battle with his trumpet-note.

    The Aeneid of Virgil

  • But the terrible trumpet-note afar rang on the shrill brass; a shout follows, and is echoed from the sky.

    The Aeneid of Virgil

  • Then, when the clear trumpet-note rang, all in a moment leap forward from their line; the shouts of the sailors strike up to heaven, and the channels are swept into foam by the arms as they swing backward.

    The Aeneid of Virgil

  • Then, hurrying to the voice of the terrible trumpet-note, on all sides the wild rustics snatch their arms and stream in: therewithal the men of Troy pour out from their camp's open gates to succour Ascanius.

    The Aeneid of Virgil

  • Then he tossed his head proudly, and blared a great trumpet-note of defiance.

    Heart of the Blue Ridge

  • Three great herons, fishing in a shallow, rose slowly into the air and flew across the water, breaking the silence with their hoarse trumpet-note.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 79, May, 1864

  • This was not shouted, but was sent out in a steady trumpet-note that swelled fuller and fuller, like the voice of a great speaker in haranguing a clamorous audience, rising steadily, as if measured just to dominate clamour, and no more.

    Despair's Last Journey

  • ” His volubility, his rapidity, his impudence and gayety, his ringing, penetrating voice and the shrill trumpet-note of his laughter, make him the ideal of the classic serving-man of the classic young lover—half rascal and half good fellow.

    The Théâtre Francais

  • And his imagination plays harmonies on the sense of taste, like combinations of music, from the flute-like sweetness of anisette, the trumpet-note of kirsch, the eager yet velvety sharpness of curaçao, the clarionet.

    Figures of Several Centuries

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