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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.
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reducer

reducer, 2
1. A thinner or solvent; used to lower the viscosity of a paint, varnish, or lacquer.
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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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We were starting to hear some bugling in the evenings, but most of the action sounded like it was coming from the opposite end of the ranch.
Dominic got us into some bugling right away the first morning, calling in a young raghorn that snuck in like a kid looking to steal some candy.
By late morning the bugling had subsided, and I needed to come up with a new plan.
The 6x6 bull was walking along the ridgetop, bugling every now and then as he walked.
"I like to get close, make lots of noise, and then move to the left and right, bugling and raking branches.
Not too long ago, elk were still scarce enough that most early bugling seasons were reserved for bowhunters and perhaps early blackpowder seasons.
By doing this we could keep him interested and bugling as we stalked in closer.
Most of the bugling was happening in that last hour before dark.
My elk-hunting days generally start by 3 a.m., cruising back roads, listening for bugling and offering calls after I've parked long enough to allow things to settle.
From the south side of a big, steep ravine adorned with radiant golden aspen and sparse groves of evergreens, we heard a bull bugling in the heavy timber on the opposite side.
When he didn't see the source of the bugling he'd heard, he turned and left.
And lured by the siren song of bugling elk, I began to sacrifice altitude.