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still alarm

noun

  1. a burglar alarm, fire alarm, or the like, that is activated silently and transmits a warning signal, usually by telephone.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of still alarm1

An Americanism dating back to 1870–75

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Example Sentences

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.

Better look out or he'll break a hand grenade on that still alarm of yours.

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