burglar alarm

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n burglar alarm a warning device that is tripped off by the occurrence of a burglary
    • n burglar alarm a loud warning signal produced by a burglar alarm "they could hear the burglar alarm a mile away"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Burglar alarm a device for giving alarm if a door or window is opened from without.
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Quotations

  • Rita Coolidge
    Rita Coolidge
    “Too often the opportunity knocks, but by the time you push back the chain, push back the bolt, unhook the locks and shut off the burglar alarm, it's too late.”

Usage

In literature:

This thought brought alarm to the burglar.
"The Young Bank Messenger" by Horatio Alger
She had touched the burglar-alarm!
"The Peterkin Papers" by Lucretia P Hale
Though I believe she had all those melon stems connected with an automatic burglar-alarm in the kitchen.
"Penguin Persons & Peppermints" by Walter Prichard Eaton
This thought brought alarm to the burglar.
"A Cousin's Conspiracy" by Horatio Alger
Not long ago 'e found burglars in a 'ouse in Gloucester Terrace, and gave us the alarm.
"Hushed Up" by William Le Queux
Considerably mystified, Tad returned to his tent, after rearranging his burglar alarm, and lay down.
"The Pony Rider Boys in Alaska" by Frank Gee Patchin
As he left the building, he noted that a burglar alarm down the street had gone off; probably because of a short circuit.
"New Apples in the Garden" by Kris Ottman Neville
A silent burglar alarm.
"The Old Die Rich" by Horace Leonard Gold
He left the curve in the machine, closed the ventilator in the wall over his desk, and turned on the burglar alarm.
"The Romantic Analogue" by W.W. Skupeldyckle
And I'd like to know what better burglar alarm we could have than a telegraph line between our houses.
"Harper's Round Table, August 6, 1895" by Various
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In news:

An audible burglar alarm scared off thieves October 12, but not before they used a sledgehammer on adjoining walls, ransacking and stealing items from three businesses.
Mobile Depot burglar trips alarm.
A woman is suddenly alone in the world when her husband is suddenly killed while responding to a burglar alarm at a storage facility (more).
Big Labor's New Burglar Alarm for Election Fraud.
Mobile Depot burglar trips alarm .
The incident started about 1 am when a burglar alarm went off at Sunlines Market on East Date Avenue.
Thousands of false burglar alarms go off each year at homes and businesses across the Triangle, costing taxpayers and putting lives at risk.
Iris Adams said the church 's security company called her at home Sunday after a burglar alarm at the building was triggered.
Protect your home or business with a complete burglar and fire alarm system.
A burglar was scared away from a Dollar General Store on Memorial Parkway when he set off the store's burglar alarm, a south precinct police report said.
Iris Adams said the church's security company called her at home Sunday after a burglar alarm at the building was triggered.
Burglar alarm calls are excluded.
Car owner, alarm foil armed auto burglar on Sycamore St.
John Stanley of the sheriff's Walnut/Diamond Bar Station said the security alarm went off and the two burglars were also caught on camera.
The city's police chief has outlined a plan that allows police to stop responding to burglar alarms and shift the responsibility to the private guard companies.
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