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siren song

Something that is seductive, enticing, or appealing, but that is or may prove to be dangerous, destructive, or disastrous. Alludes to the Sirens of Greek mythology, beautiful sea creatures who lured sailors to their deaths with enchanting music and voices. Even though most people see the risks of gambling, it's possible rewards remain a siren song to many. After his hit single brought the singer overnight fame and fortune, he was quickly lured by the siren song of drugs, alcohol, and promiscuous sexual activity.
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Siren songs and crocodile tears never did deceive King James VI of Scotland, or so John Burel tells us:
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we are pleased to add Siren Telephone to our growing list of IPTV deployments.
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Bu Shagar said the risk in using these equipment lies not only in deceiving the public and committing a violation, but may be in the siren itself, because the electrical transformer used can be of low quality and cause a problem in the car which can lead it to burning.
I live not far from the Millbury exit off the Mass Pike, and I routinely hear the Millbury siren.
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Creative and Media Studio School student Richard Booth was delighted to help Syngenta by pushing the button on the siren test on Tuesday.
The siren trial will remind everyone of the duties they should carry out during times of emergencies," it said.
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