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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A bell used in giving notice of danger, as from the approach of an enemy, from fire, etc.

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  • noun Used other than as an idiom: see alarm,‎ bell.
  • noun figuratively, usually in plural A sudden awareness of danger.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the sound of an alarm (usually a bell)

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