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Trumpet, subst. 1) a wind instrument of music, chiefly used for military purposes and for making signals: Lucr. 470. LLL V, 2, 157. Merch. V, 122. Shr. Ind. 1, 74. I, 2, 207 “(--s' clang).” All's III, 5, 9. V, 2, 55. John II, 198. John II, 198 III, 1, 303 “(braying --s).” V, 2, 117. R2 I, 3, 4. H4B IV, 1, 52. H4B IV, 1, 52 H5 IV, 7, 59. R3 IV, 4, 148 etc. “o'the --s' sound,” Tim. III, 6, 37. “twice have the --s sounded,” Meas. IV, 6, 12. Merch. V, 75. R2 I, 3, 117. H6B V, 3, 32. H6C I, 1, 118. II, 1, 200. IV, 7, 69. R3 V, 3, 269. H8 IV, 1, 36. Troil. V, 3, 13. Lr. V, 1, 41. V, 3, 108. V, 3, 108 “the t. sounds retreat,” H4A V, 4, 163. H5 III, 2, 94. “let the --s sound the tucket sonance,” H5 IV, 2, 34. “sound, --s, alarum,” H6B II, 3, 95. V, 2, 3. Summoning to the last judgment: “let the general t. blow his blast,” H6B V, 2, 43. “dreadful t., sound the general doom,” Rom. III, 2, 67. “till the last t.” Hml. V, 1, 253.
Metaphorically, == he who, or that which, publishes and proclaims: “to be the t. of his own virtues,” Ado V, 2, 87. “let my tongue blister and never to my red-looked anger be the t. any more,” Wint. II, 2, 35. “be thou the t. of our wrath,” John I, 27. “the southern wind doth play the t. to his purposes,” H4A V, 1, 4. “pride is his own glass, his own t., his own chronicle,” Troil. II, 3, 166. what's the business, that such a hideous t. (viz the alarm-bell) “calls to parley the sleepers,” Mcb. II, 3, 87. “the cock, that is the t. to the morn,” Hml. I, 1, 150.
2) a trumpeter: “let the bird of loudest lay herald sad and t. be,” Phoen. 3. “bring the --s to the gate,” Meas. IV, 5, 9. “I will the banner from a t. take,” H5 IV, 2, 61. “go, t., to the walls and sound a parle,” H6C V, 1, 16. “thou, t., there's my purse,” Troil. IV, 5, 6.
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