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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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Summary: Captain takes full responsibility for team's failure as alarm bells ring
And now Germany and France have sounded the alarm bells too and are having a crisis meeting over the same icebergs at the EU if the detractors have not yet got the message that this is serious we are in trouble.
Borofromtheashes ALARM bells have been ringing since Eindhoven and the McClaren departure.
"I am ringing the alarm bell, not raising the white flag.
"If letters are asking for money that should be the first alarm bell, then if it seems to pay out large sums of money that should be the second alarm bell."
Dog's Best Friend is in many ways an alarm bell for animal welfare.
Sample sections - available for online viewing at the city's Web site - include general history, logging, a timeline, the Springfield Millrace, Dorris Ranch, the first fire alarm bell and both the city's symbol and seal.
"I don't want to ring the alarm bell too loudly, but I do think we have to start ringing it."
For those persons with impaired hearing, a system of warning lights and vibrator pads in their bunks is linked to the alarm bell circuit.
Being the interior minister ignorant of the operation is tantamount of ringing alarm bell for the country, he added.
"The alarm bell for us at the moment is that we don't have that same amount of depth that maybe we thought we had."