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alarm

Fencing a warning or challenge made by stamping the front foot

alarm

A sound or message that indicates an error condition or predefined event has occurred. See alert.
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The Indians had spies out viewing our movements, and were greatly alarmed with our increase in number and fortifications.
exclaimed Phoebe, looking at him with surprise and perplexity; half alarmed and partly inclined to laugh.
The grinning landlord, as well as the boarders, seemed amazingly tickled at the sudden friendship which had sprung up between me and Queequeg -- especially as Peter Coffin's cock and bull stories about him had previously so much alarmed me concerning the very person whom I now companied with.
Since then I have seen many horses much alarmed and restive at the sight or sound of a steam engine; but thanks to my good master's care, I am as fearless at railway stations as in my own stable.
Jurgis demanded, too alarmed to wait for her to finish.
I am alarmed when it happens that I have walked a mile into the woods bodily, without getting there in spirit.
This alarmed the young fellow, and he was going to make a noise; but I said: