give the signal

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But what is best of all," he went on, his excitement subsiding under the delightful interest of his own story, "is that the sergeant in charge of the cannon which was to give the signal to fire the mines and blow up the bridge, this sergeant, seeing that the French troops were running onto the bridge, was about to fire, but Lannes stayed his hand.
448-457) Mark, when you hear the voice of the crane (17) who cries year by year from the clouds above, for she give the signal for ploughing and shows the season of rainy winter; but she vexes the heart of the man who has no oxen.
Presently it occurred to Tom that maybe Huck might come this very night and give the signal.
We have to give the signal that inflation is being lowered.
Give the signal and location, but don't move to the target area until the pitcher starts to deliver the ball.
And when they are used, many will give the signal as they go into their turn - not much time to warn what you are going to do.