Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A signal displayed on sea-coasts and lake-shores for indicating the expected prevalence of high winds or storms.

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Examples

  • And immediately after that a storm-signal showed itself, at the sight of which all the family trembled.

    The Wife

  • The connection between the life-saving and storm-signal service was effected at several stations, thus supplying telegraphic communication between the department and the coast outposts.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 17, No. 099, March, 1876

  • The general's pudgy hand involuntarily clenched itself, and the dreaded frown, the "storm-signal" that his own soldiers, as well as the enemy, had learned to fear, appeared for a moment on his prominent forehead.

    Menschen im Krieg. English

  • The "storm-signal" was hoisted ominously between his eyebrows.

    Menschen im Krieg. English

  • Still the ladies said nothing, but there was a storm-signal hoisted in

    More Cargoes 1897

  • Our attention was attracted by a small group of men standing round the storm-signal post.

    A Man of Mark

  • But Orion was the storm-signal, and said: "Reef sail, make things snug, or put into harbor, for the hurricanes are getting their wings out."

    New Tabernacle Sermons

  • a gleam of fire shot from the mild eye of Mr. Morell, significant as a storm-signal across a sea of glass.

    Lancashire Idylls (1898)

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