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- ‘A second bugler, about 100 yards down the road, picked up the tune.’
- ‘All members of the branch wish to extend their thanks to everyone who helped in any way, and especially the members of the Boys' Brigade (1st Kendal Company) and to the buglers and cadets of the Kendal Sea Cadets.’
- ‘But apparently, as the years have gone by, military buglers have become something of a dying breed.’
- ‘Yesterday, the Fife stadium resounded to a new tune within the bugler's repertoire, the strains of the French national anthem being heard in deference to the inspired double signing during the week of two players from France.’
- ‘With the glinting medieval spires of Bayeux cathedral as a backdrop, a bugler sounded the Last Post and the massed congregation paused for a minute's silence, many overcome with emotion.’
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