Meanwhile, Tel Aviv's cafes still buzz with activity, even as the sirens wail.
Shortly after the explosion, the person recording the scene begins to run as chaos ensues and sirens sound in the background.
The lights of cop cars flashed inside with that melancholy rhythm they have when the sirens are off and the action is over.
Waited for the sirens to stop and the inevitable boom of the rocket hitting the ground or being blown up in the sky by Iron Dome.
Of course, the sirens were just fire trucks, and Walter lived to cook again.
Two are the ways after parting from the sirens, says Circe: "I shall tell thee of both."
sirens: sea-nymphs who enticed sailors into their power by their singing, and then devoured them.
sirens and Dulcineas of all descriptions were ever apt to gather round monasteries.
Such were the sirens who would have compassed the destruction of Odysseus.
The sirens of the invisible night no longer whispered to him.
mid-14c., "sea nymph who by her singing lures sailors to their destruction," from Old French sereine (12c., Modern French sirène) and directly from Latin Siren (Late Latin Sirena), from Greek Seiren ["Odyssey," xii.39 ff.], one of the Seirenes, mythical sisters who enticed sailors to their deaths with their songs, also in Greek "a deceitful woman," perhaps literally "binder, entangler," from seira "cord, rope."
Meaning "device that makes a warning sound" (on an ambulance, etc.) first recorded 1879, in reference to steamboats, perhaps from similar use of the French word. Figurative sense of "one who sings sweetly and charms" is recorded from 1580s. The classical descriptions of them were mangled in medieval translations and glosses, resulting in odd notions of what they looked like.
In classical mythology, evil creatures who lived on a rocky island, singing in beautiful voices in an effort to lure sailors to shipwreck and death. Odysseus ordered his crew to plug their ears to escape the Sirens' fatal song.
Note: Figuratively, a “siren” is a beautiful or tempting woman; a “siren song” is any irresistible distraction.