Celebrating the Word of the Day: Siren

[The Black Tail celebrates the word of the day from Anu Garg‘s mailing list – subscribe to his mailing list here A.Word.A.Day]

SIREN

  1. A beautiful and seductive woman, especially one leading others to disaster
  2. Something attractive that is potentially dangerous.
  3. A device that makes loud sounds, used for warning signals. 

[etymology] After Siren, a group of sea nymphs, whose enchanting singing lured sailors to shipwreck on the rocks around their island. Also see femme fatale. Earliest documented use: 1340.

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Screenshots from <Clash of the Gods>, the History Channel

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