Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A cylinder of tarred canvas extended on a hoop 3 feet high and 3 feet wide, hoisted in conjunction with the cone as a storm-signal. See storm-signal.

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Examples

  • Queen has returned to Windsor Castle to be near Lord Russell, the Bank has raised its rate of discount, Admiral Fitzroy has ordered the top cone to be hoisted at the summit of the storm-drum, and the porpoise at the Zoological Gardens has died of grief and fear.

    London: Saturday, November 7, 1863

  • But if all the swagger at New York, and the shipbuilding, contrary to treaty, in the Euxine, and the articles in the Russian papers really mean what they seem to mean, why, the storm-drum has been hoisted, and we are ready for bad weather.

    London: Saturday, October 31, 1863

  • Or mark what excitement would be felt as the storm-drum was hoisted, telling how the Government craft was being buffeted and knocked about, and the lifeboat of the

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