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bugle,

brass wind musical instrument consisting of a conical tube coiled once upon itself, capable of producing five or six harmonics. It is usually in G or B flat. Its principal use is for military and naval bugle calls, such as taps and reveille, and, in earlier times, for hunting calls. In the early 19th cent., keyed bugles were made in order to obtain a complete scale.

reducer

reducer, 2
1. A thinner or solvent; used to lower the viscosity of a paint, varnish, or lacquer.

bugle

1
Music a brass instrument similar to the cornet but usually without valves: used for military fanfares, signal calls, etc.

bugle

2. any of several Eurasian plants of the genus Ajuga, esp A. reptans, having small blue or white flowers: family Lamiaceae (labiates)

bugle

3
a tubular glass or plastic bead sewn onto clothes for decoration
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Eventually, I'll throw in wimpy, high-pitched bugles to sound like a small bull that is getting excited by the cow and calf mews.
WITH its fancy tri-coloured, evergreen foliage in shades of wine red, dark green and cream, Ajuga reptans 'Burgundy Glow' is the best carpet bugle of all.
By GAVIN JONES Black Country Bugle newsdesk@birminghammail.
From mature bull bugles and young bull bugles to cow chirps and whines, knowing the complete vocabulary is necessary.
The event will also feature the Chester-le-Street based Band and Bugles of Durham Army Cadet Force, and the Pipes and Drums of 102 Battalion REME.
Bugles were commonly used to communicate with troops in battle and to send signals for the men to move around the battlefield.
Instead they're hearing recordings of taps playing from the bells of "ceremonial bugles.
BEFORE THE INVENTION OF RADIO at the end of the 19th century, bugles and trumpets (the difference is minimal: a trumpet is a cylinder topped with a cone, a bugle is just one big cone) were often used to communicate over long distances.
The shrill demented choirs of wailing shells; And bugles calling for them from sad shires.
The largest group, Bugles Across America, claims more than 5,000 volunteers in 50 states.
And to honour her son's memory, Janice Murray has presented two military bugles to the schools which will go under the name of "endeavour" awards.
The event, which is in recognition of Armed Forces Day and is called "EchoTaps Worldwide," is being organized in partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs' National Cemetery Administration and Bugles Across America to honor and remember American veterans.