evening gun

evening gun

[¦ev·niŋ ′gən]
(ordnance)
Firing of a gun as a signal for the lowering of the flag at retreat; the gun is fired after the sounding of the last note of the bugle call at retreat. Also known as retreat gun.
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In the right stage of the weather a pond fires its evening gun with great regularity.
The morning and evening guns of Ty may be heard any day among these mountains; for the Frenchers are running a new line atween the provinces of the king and the Canadas.
CITY OF MALOLOS -- A suspected gun for hire who has been linked to a group of car thieves, and his companion, were killed in a Tuesday evening gun battle with the police at the Dona Remedios Trinidad (DRT) town in Bulacan.
And today after seeing Michael Curran, Terry March and Philip Croney, admit their roles in the terrifying summer's evening gun drama, Mr Borg has told the Chronicle of the moment he realised he had been shot.
The last verse goes like this, "so let the bugle blow, fire the evening gun, slowly lower the colors, my retirement has begun.