Danger Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Danger


  1. Geiger counter radiation detector named for inventor. [Am. Hist.: Flexner, 12]
  2. Mayday international radiotelephone distress signal. [Maritime Hist.: Misc.]
  3. Perils of Pauline cliff-hangers in which Pauline’s life is recurrently in danger. [Am. Cinema: Halliwell, 559]
  4. red alert final alert; attack believed imminent. [Military: Misc.]
  5. red flag symbol of peril. [Folklore: Jobes, 413]
  6. rhododendron symbol of approaching pitfalls. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 177]
  7. rhubarb symbol of approaching pitfalls. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 177]
  8. Scylla and Charybdis rocks and whirlpool, respectively, opposite each other in the Strait of Messina. [Classical Myth.: Zimmerman, 59, 235–236]
  9. skull and crossbones alerts consumers to presence of poison; represents death. [Folklore: Misc.]
  10. SOS Morse code distress signal. [World Culture: Flexner, 359]
  11. Symplegades “Clashing Cliffs” at the entrance to the Black Sea, said to crush vessels. [Classical Myth.: New Century, 1043]
  12. Syrtes quicksands off the coast of northern Africa; any part of the sea dangerous to ships because of natural phenomena. [Rom. Myth.: Zimmerman, 251]
  13. sword of Damocles signifies impending peril; blade suspended over banqueter by a hair. [Gk. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 297]
  14. thin ice universal symbol of possible danger. [Folklore: Misc.]
  15. Yuck, Mr. pictorial symbol denoting poison; grimacing face with tongue sticking out. [Am. Culture: Misc.]

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