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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers
Division (I) Individual Volition
Section II. Prospective Volition
3. Contingent Subservience

669. [Indication of Danger.] Alarm.

   NOUN:ALARM; alarum, larum [archaic], alarm bell, tocsin, alerte [F.], beat of drum, sound of trumpet, note of alarm, hue and cry, fiery cross; signal of distress; flag at -half-mast, – half-staff; blue lights; war cry, war whoop; warning [See Warning]; fog signal, fog bell, fog horn, siren; yellow flag; danger signal; red light, red flag; fire bell, fire alarm, still alarm; burglar alarm; watchman’s rattle, police whistle.
  FALSE ALARM, cry of wolf; bugbear, bugaboo.
   VERB:ALARM; give -, raise -, sound -, turn in -, beat- the or an -alarm &c. n.; warn [See Warning]; ring the tocsin; battre la générale [F.]; cry wolf; half-mast.
   ADJECTIVE:ALARMED; warned; alarming &c. v.
   INTERJECTION:sauve qui peut! [F.]; qui vive? [F.]; who goes there?    QUOTATION:The trumpet’s loud clangor Excites us to arms.—Dryden