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Alarum, subst., a call to arms, to an attack: anon their (the dogs') loud --s he (the hare) “doth hear,” Ven. 700. “anon his beating heart, a. striking, gives the hot charge,” Lucr. 433. “sound, sound a.! we will rush on them,” H6A I, 2, 18. I, 4, 99. II, 1, 42. H6B II, 3, 95. V, 2, 3. R3 I, 1, 7. Cor. II, 2, 80. Then a loud noise in general: “to endure her loud --s,” Shr. I, 1, 131. “what new a. is this same?” H5 IV, 6, 35. “strike a., drums!” R3 IV, 4, 148 (sc. to drown the curses of the women). Lastly, combat, contention: “such fierce --s both of hope and fear,” H6A V, 5, 85. In Hml. II, 2, 532 and Oth. II, 3, 27 Qq alarm, Ff alarum.
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