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mess call

noun, Military.
a bugle call for mess. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • When mess call was sounded but few had to be called the second time.

    The Delta of the Triple Elevens William Elmer Bachman
  • At the present writing we are all waiting for the mess call.

    Conscript 2989 Irving Crump
  • As he suddenly collapsed in the middle of the "officers' mess call" we concluded that a bullet had brought him to an untimely end.

    The Story of the Guides G. J. Younghusband
  • "mess call iss not yet," responded the other, again resuming his accustomed gravity.

    Boy Scouts Mysterious Signal

    G. Harvey Ralphson
  • If I am not among the lucky ones Im going to try andthere goes the mess call!

    Conscript 2989 Irving Crump
  • Corporal, when mess call sounds send a private of the guard with these men to put them in D Company's mess for their first meal.

    Uncle Sam's Boys in the Ranks

    H. Irving Hancock
  • Of course I did not know an "assembly" from a mess call, but the others ran for the parade ground and so I followed.

    Private Peat

    Harold R. Peat
  • Just before the noon mess call Captain Cortland, in passing, called out to Hal.

    Uncle Sam's Boys as Sergeants

    H. Irving Hancock
  • Before the mess call sounded Terry always visited the different staterooms.

  • Several buglers at the same time play the "Men's mess call" with variations, and for a while contentment reigns.

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