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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]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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