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Fire alarm   /fˈaɪər əlˈɑrm/   Listen
Fire alarm

A shout or bell to warn that fire has broken out.
An alarm that is tripped off by fire or smoke.  Synonym: smoke alarm.

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"Fire alarm" Quotes from Famous Books

... dysentery and sea-sickness, looking in at the shop-windows; representatives of every nation under heaven, speaking in all earth's Babel languages; and as if to render this ceaseless pageant of business, gaiety, and change, as far removed from monotony as possible, the quick toll of the fire alarm-bells may be daily heard, and the huge engines, with their burnished equipments and well- trained companies, may be seen to dash at full speed along the streets to the scene of some brilliant conflagration. New York is calculated to present as imposing an appearance to an ...
— The Englishwoman in America • Isabella Lucy Bird

... the notable features of Baltimore is the big bell that hangs in the city hall tower, to strike the hour and sound the fire alarm. It is called "Big ...
— Poems - Vol. IV • Hattie Howard

Words linked to "Fire alarm" :   alarm system, warning signal, alarum, alarm, warning device, alert

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