call to quarters
Date: 1887 a bugle call usually shortly before taps that summons soldiers to their quarters

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • call to quarters — n. Mil. a bugle call shortly before taps, notifying soldiers to retire to their quarters …   English World dictionary

  • call to quarters — call′ to quar′ters n. mil a bugle call summoning soldiers to their quarters • Etymology: 1915–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • call to quarters — a bugle call summoning soldiers to their quarters. [1915 20] * * * …   Universalium

  • call to quarters — a bugle call usually shortly before taps that summons soldiers to their quarters …   Useful english dictionary

  • To beat about — Beat Beat, v. i. 1. To strike repeatedly; to inflict repeated blows; to knock vigorously or loudly. [1913 Webster] The men of the city . . . beat at the door. Judges. xix. 22. [1913 Webster] 2. To move with pulsation or throbbing. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To beat about the bush — Beat Beat, v. i. 1. To strike repeatedly; to inflict repeated blows; to knock vigorously or loudly. [1913 Webster] The men of the city . . . beat at the door. Judges. xix. 22. [1913 Webster] 2. To move with pulsation or throbbing. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To beat the rap — Beat Beat, v. i. 1. To strike repeatedly; to inflict repeated blows; to knock vigorously or loudly. [1913 Webster] The men of the city . . . beat at the door. Judges. xix. 22. [1913 Webster] 2. To move with pulsation or throbbing. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To beat up and down — Beat Beat, v. i. 1. To strike repeatedly; to inflict repeated blows; to knock vigorously or loudly. [1913 Webster] The men of the city . . . beat at the door. Judges. xix. 22. [1913 Webster] 2. To move with pulsation or throbbing. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To beat up for recruits — Beat Beat, v. i. 1. To strike repeatedly; to inflict repeated blows; to knock vigorously or loudly. [1913 Webster] The men of the city . . . beat at the door. Judges. xix. 22. [1913 Webster] 2. To move with pulsation or throbbing. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • callto quarters — call to quarters n. A signal by a bugle that calls troops to their barracks just before taps. * * * …   Universalium

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