In classical mythology, evil creatures who lived on a rocky island, singing in beautiful voices in an effort to lure sailors to shipwreck and death. Odysseus ordered his crew to plug their ears to escape the Sirens' fatal song.
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At the time, sirens were not yet standard in tornado country.
After what remains the largest disaster in Toledo history, the city installed sirens.
“I also impressed upon her, you need to go sirens blazing and door-kicking and stop this,” the sales rep said.
Still more keys engage an array of other sounds, from snare drums and cymbals to awooga horns and sirens.How to Save Silent Movies: Inside New Jersey’s Cinema Paradiso|Rich Goldstein|October 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Then the first sirens of that long day sounded in the distance.
And owls shall answer one another there, in the houses thereof, and sirens in the temples of pleasure.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
The distant puffing of fire engines, the shrieking of river sirens, accentuate my loneliness.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist|Alexander Berkman
Ato ordered “Battle-Stations” and sirens sounded all over the ship.Hunters Out of Space|Joseph Everidge Kelleam
He listened to the song of the Sirens; yet he glided by without being seduced to their fatal shore.Beacon Lights of History, Volume XIII|John Lord
In one of the seas where Ulysses sailed was an island known as the Isle of the Sirens.Fifty-Two Story Talks To Boys And Girls|Howard J. Chidley