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(of the coloration of certain distasteful or poisonous animals) having conspicuous markings, which predators recognize and learn to avoid; aposematic
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What does it mean when you dream about a warning?

A warning in a dream is often a warning about something in our everyday life, though it could also be an unwarranted feeling of alarm. Alternatively, a dream warning could be a message that something in our life needs attention.

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Canterbury bells
fairies’ church bells; relied on for vigilance. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 167]
Capitoline geese
squawked obstreperously at sight of invader mounting rampart. [Rom. Hist.: Benét, 166]
crows at trespassers; morning call routs evil spirits. [Folklore: White, 150; Mercatante, 173–175]
crow’s cry
warning of death or illness. [Western Folklore: Jobes, 388]
fiery cross
traditional Highlands call to arms. [Scot. Hist.: Brewer Note-Book, 324–325]
Trojan priest warns citizens not to accept wooden horse. [Rom. Lit.: Aeneid]
Roland’s ivory horn; sounded to summon Charlemagne. [Fr. Lit.: The Song of Roland]
Revere, Paul
(1735–1818) famous American patriot who warned, “The British are coming” (1775). [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 425–426]
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Furthermore, the signal contributed to by a profit warning is not only affected by the phase of the business cycle (expansion or contraction) but also by the stage of the phase.
Meanwhile, UK plcs as a whole saw no respite in the first quarter of 2008 as profit warnings reached 114, the highest first quarter figure since 2001 and up 11% from Q1 2007.
So far this year, 13 profit warnings have been issued in the West Midlands from a variety of sectors - the same figure as the annual total of profit warnings issued in the region last year.
This year saw nine warnings; the highest to be recorded in the region in a first quarter since 2009, according to Ernst & Young's latest Profit Warnings report.
Tom Jack, restructuring partner at Ernst & Young, said: "Profit warnings in the North West have returned to a level we would expect after a blip in the previous quarter.
In the UK overall, 69 profit warnings were issued between April and June this year - up 19 per cent yearon-year - which EY said represented the highest second quarter total since 2008.
Despite the number of overall profit warnings staying largely unchanged from Q1 2019, there was a boost for businesses in the West Midlands, with profit warnings more than halving, from 10 to four.
A significant proportion of companies that warned were from sectors that are associated with technology and, nationally, the proportion of companies issuing profit warnings - around one in six - was the second highest level since 2008.
Companies in the retail sector accounted for eight profit warnings between July and September, the joint-highest third-quarter figure since the financial crisis.
A total of 17 profit warnings were declared to the market last year, up from 12 in 2016, according to the latest Profit Warnings report published by EY.
A report by EY showed there were 14 profit warnings from listed businesses across the Yorkshire and North East regions in the third quarter of 2017 - up from five in second quarter and eight higher than thei third quarter of last year.
FEWER listed companies in the Midlands issued profit warnings in the second quarter of this year, according to new research.