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- n. an electrical device that sets off an alarm when someone tries to break in
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As an example of the present anxious atmosphere in the legation, when chargé d’affaires Spencer Barnes, who has only recently arrived in Hungary, walked to attaché Don Downs’s residence, and when Downs learned he’d come alone and on foot, he became very agitated and reminded him that from now on he must always use a car, as a security measure against abduction.