Listen: I hear the sound of the trumpet and the alarum of war.
Should he lead up to his news by gradual steps or give it forth like an alarum?
The seven o'clock alarum woke him to the preparation of the evening meal.
There he kept it with his breath subdued, and the alarum severely quelled.
Shall the alarum be blown in a city, and the people not tremble?
But there is a stage direction later on in the play: 'Alarum.
This will specially be the case when the alarum spring is long and fully wound.
There is also an alarum marked with arabic figures one to twelve.
It is a thirty-hour clock, with striking but no alarum movement.
I was to have been up at four this morning, but that alarum went off and never woke me.