plural of tocsin
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as in signals
an object intended to give public notice or warning the tocsin rang out, warning us of the approaching tornado

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as in red flags
something that tells of approaching danger or risk noted that a sudden drop in a student's grades may be a tocsin of a serious personal problem

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“Tocsins.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/tocsins. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

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