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  • n  a sea nymph (part woman and part bird) supposed to lure sailors to destruction on the rocks where the nymphs lived
  • n  a woman who is considered to be dangerously seductive
  • n  a warning signal that is a loud wailing sound
  • n  an acoustic device producing a loud often wailing sound as a signal or warning
  • n  eellike aquatic North American salamander with small forelimbs and no hind limbs; have permanent external gills

  • No amount of warning, however shrill, ever quite prepares a people for the air-raid siren's scream.
  • Drudge hates the word blogger, yet his exclusive about the former President and intern Monica Lewinsky set out an animated-gif siren for an army of armchair pundits to follow.
  • The flames, smoke, sirens real.
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  • Jeff Sessions in Bloomberg
    I don't believe that Judge Sotomayor has the deep-rooted convictions necessary to resist the siren call of judicial activism,Sessions wrote in an opinion piece in USA Today prior to yesterday's committee meeting.
  • Mitch McConnell in Christian Science Monitor
    The alarm bells on our nation's fiscal condition have now become a siren,Senate Republican minority leader Mitch McConnell said. "If anyone has any doubts that this burden on future generations is unsustainable, they're gone."
  • Lara Logan in Washington Post
    Nobody likes to read about themselves like that, especially the way it's been sensationalized,Logan says of the coverage that spread to the front page of the New York Post, which called her a "sexy CBS siren" and "in-bedded reporter."...

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