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  • n. Plural form of fire alarm.


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  • Lewis Emberson stepped out, his beaky face pale and dewed with perspiration, just as the fire alarms began to bray.


  • Everything seemed etched into memory, every fleck of glittering mica in the pavement and the sound of the sirens approaching, the screams and horrified yells of the people behind her, whooping fire alarms and braying sirens.


  • In February, hundreds of eighth graders lammed the halls, took over classrooms, and set off fire alarms at Junior High School 2.58 in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn.

    1968 the Year that Rocked the World


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