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still alarm

a burglar alarm, fire alarm, or the like, that is activated silently and transmits a warning signal, usually by telephone.
Origin of still alarm
An Americanism dating back to 1870-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • As a man he no longer lives, but his thunderbolts are perpetual powers, since they still alarm the fears of men.

  • They were piling out of the hay like a bunch of trained firemen answering a still alarm.

    Highways in Hiding George Oliver Smith
  • Better look out or he'll break a hand grenade on that still alarm of yours.

    Torchy Sewell Ford

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