1. noun

(stage direction) A camp near Forres. Alarum within.

b) A call to arms.

It seems to me that by the same process they are also made less "real" - distinguished, in part, by the physical size of the television screen, which, for all the industrys advances, still shows one a picture of men three inches tall shooting at other men three inches tall, and trivialized, or at least tamed, by the enveloping cozy alarums of the household.

2. verb
To sound alarums, to sound an alarm.

"Now oer the one half-world Nature seems dead, and wicked dreams abuse The curtaind sleep; witchcraft celebrates Pale Hecates offerings; and witherd Murther, Alarumd by his sentinel, the wolf, Whose howls his watch, thus with his stealthy pace, With Tarquins ravishing strides, towards his design Moves like a ghost."

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