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clarion

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj clarion loud and clear "a clarion call"
    • v clarion proclaim on, or as if on, a clarion
    • v clarion blow the clarion
    • n clarion a medieval brass instrument with a clear shrill tone
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Two golf clubs claim to be the first established in the United States: the Foxberg Golf Club, Clarion County, PA (1887) and St. Andrews Golf Club of Yonkers, NY (1888).
    • n Clarion A kind of trumpet, whose note is clear and shrill. "He sounds his imperial clarion along the whole line of battle."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n clarion A small high-pitched trumpet.
    • n clarion Hence, any sound resembling that of a clarion; any instrument which utters sounds like those of a clarion.
    • n clarion An organ-stop having pipes with reeds, which give a bright, piercing tone, usually an octave above the key struck.
    • n clarion In heraldry, a bearing common in very early English heraldry, and occasionally used on the continent, supposed to represent a musical wind-instrument. It is also called a rest, and because so called supposed by some to represent the rest of the lance; but it is certain that it occurs in English heraldry before the adoption of the lance-rest in armor. J. R. Planché, in Jour. Archæol. Assoc., IV. Also called clarichord.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Clarion klar′i-on a kind of trumpet whose note is clear and shrill: the sound of a trumpet, or a sound resembling that of a trumpet
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Quotations

  • Sir Walter Scott
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    “Sound, sound the clarion, fill the fife! To all the sensual world proclaim. One crowded hour of glorious life is worth an age without a name.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. clarioun, OF. clarion, F. clairon, LL. clario, claro,; so called from its clear tone, fr. L. clarus, clear. See Clear
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. claironclair—L. clarus, clear.

Usage

In literature:

At the signal given by the president of the course, the clarions again sounded.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 7" by Various
Clarion, Harvey C., 1.
"The American Missionary -- Volume 54, No. 4, October, 1900" by Various
This pompous person was succeeded by a tall, upright man, with the bearing of a Viking and the voice of a clarion.
"The Tale of Timber Town" by Alfred Grace
And it was while we were thus wrangling with and threatening each other that the blast of the clarion ushered in the day of doom.
"England and Germany" by Emile Joseph Dillon
But the notes that called me home were too clarion-like for a relapse into puppyism.
"Continental Monthly, Vol. III, No IV, April 1863" by Various
She has a fresh, sympathetic voice, penetrating, too, as a clarion.
"A Singer from the Sea" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
A flourish of trumpets and clarions now indicated that the tournament was about to commence.
"Gomez Arias" by Joaquín Telesforo de Trueba y Cosío
There is a clarion call to-day for prayer, prayer for the Moslem World.
"Our Moslem Sisters" by Annie Van Sommer
He puts his clarion to the lips of Spring and bids her blow, and the Earth wakes from her dreams and tells him her secret.
"A Critic in Pall Mall" by Oscar Wilde
From earliest boyhood Jose had heard this clarion call within his soul.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
As long as the preacher's programme is parochial or merely patriotic his preaching will lack the clarion note.
"The Message and the Man:" by J. Dodd Jackson
And yesterday morning the Empire, with banners flying and clarion blasts, did march out and form in glittering battle array.
"The Missourian" by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
Christ issues the clarion call to all Christians, to take up their cross daily and follow Him.
"What Shall I Be?" by Rev. Francis Cassily
The failure of one band to break through was merely a clarion call to others of their fellows to renew the attempt.
"The Story of General Pershing" by Everett T. (Everett Titsworth) Tomlinson
Born in Clarion county, Pennsylvania, October 2, 1843.
"Company K, Twentieth Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry" by Andrew Brown
Rose's cry of surprise was very different from the clarion shout with which Helena Desmond had greeted her friend.
"Hildegarde's Harvest" by Laura E. Richards
The start was a beautiful one, Jacobin in the lead, Ban Yan second, Banburg third, followed by Jim Gore, Clarion, Montrose and Pendennis.
"History of the Kentucky Derby, 1875-1921" by John Lawrence O'Connor
And loud clariones they blew also.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 7" by Various
The words rang like a clarion call through the silent room.
"Lady Cassandra" by Mrs George de Horne Vaizey
It is Miltonic in conception and Dantesque in expression; the syllables ring out in pure concent, like blasts from a silver clarion.
"An Outline of Russian Literature" by Maurice Baring
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In poetry:

With clarion loud, and banner proud,
From Zurich on the lake,
In martial pomp and fair array,
Their onward march they make.
"The Battle of Sempach" by Sir Walter Scott
CLOTALDO. Because 'tis found
Safe, when clarions secrets know,
Clarions to lock up, that so
They may not have power to sound.
"Life Is A Dream - Act II" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
With banners furled and clarions mute,
An army passes in the night;
And beaming spears and helms salute
The dark with bright.
"The Night March" by Herman Melville
“I will sing a lordly song
Men shall hear, when I am gone,
Through the years sound clear and strong
As a golden clarion.”
"Amaranth" by Victor James Daley
Like flames to the kingdoms of Truth and Bliss:
Down a gold-red stair-way wend
The radiant children of Paradise
Clarioning darkness end.
"A God's Labour" by Aurobindo Ghose
Then soon will freedom's clarion burst,
In sweet clear strains of liberty,
For of all time this is the worst
And darkest night of slavery.
"The Black Man's Wrongs" by James Madison Bell

In news:

Metro Storage Joins Forces with ING Clarion .
Metro Storage LLC, which operates facilities under the name Metro Self Storage, announced a $250 million joint venture with real estate investment firm ING Clarion .
Processors answer the clarion call.
Satchmo's Clarion Memoir of a Big Easy Childhood.
Route 322 closed in Clarion County after crash.
Rashah McChesney of the Peninsula Clarion reports the new curriculum will meet the standards adopted by the state in June.
Dutch use strong second half to beat Clarion 57-48.
Led by Jimmy Werner's 29 points, the St Marys Area Flying Dutch basketball team raised their record to 5-1 on the season with a 57-48 victory over the Clarion Bobcats Friday night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
AP Photo/The Clarion-Ledger, Rick Guy.
Here's what we know for sure at Clarion Borough Council's meeting on January 3, members voted not to renew Freenock's contract.
The gathering took place at the Clarion Hotel, Shepherdstown.
Edinboro 48, Clarion 13: At Clarion, Cody Harris had a monster day, throwing for 460 yards and five touchdowns while running for another to lead Edinboro to its first win in nearly a month.
District IX champion Clarion came out strong and the Warriors never recovered, falling to the Bobcats 3-0 in the state final.
The event in Saturday at the Clarion Conference Center.
The Lakers have won their past five games against opponents that have a combined record of 7-23, with Clarion being the only school that's.500.
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In science:

There are additional possibilities beyond those presented here, but clearly this letter should serve as a clarion call to both the theoretical and experimental communities to understand W +W − production better.
Charginos Hiding In Plain Sight
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