fire

The bright flashes of coloured light displayed by a.gemstone resulting from its high refractive index and strong dispersion of light. The fire of a stone is improved by faceting. There is more fire in a correctly faceted diamond than in any other natural colourless gemstone - emeralds and rubies have brilliance, not fire.
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Fire

Because of the high incidence of fires in theatres during the candle and gas lighting eras, to speak of fire whilst in a theatre is generally considered unlucky.
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Fire

Second element in the alchemical tradition; the essence of purification and change; the element of the South and the nature of the will.
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Fire

Restaurant slang for 'begin cooking the dish'.
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Fire

[Krystal Meyers song] `Fire` is the 3rd single off the album `Krystal Meyers`, by Krystal Meyers. Fire peaked at No. 9 on the Christian Rock Charts. ==About `Fire`== `Fire` is `about being on fire for God.` It was composed by Krystal Meyers, Andrew Bojanic, Ian Eskelin, Elizabeth (Liz) Hooper and appeas on: `Krystal Meyers`, self-titled alb...
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FIRE

acronym: First ISCCP Regional Experiment
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fire

[n] - (archaic) once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles) 2. [n] - the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke 3. [n] - a severe trial 4. [n] - the event of something burning (often destructive) 5. [n] - intense adverse criticism 6. [n] - ...
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fire

Symbol of purity, purification, or divinity in many religions and cultures, in which sacrifice is or has been a central ritual. In Christianity, however, the fires of hell are traditionally opposed...
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Fire

The light and heat manifested by the rapid oxidation of combustible materials. A flame may be manifested but is not required
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Fire

Fire (fīr) noun [ Middle English fir , fyr , fur Anglo-Saxon fȳr ; akin to Dutch vuur , Old Saxon & Old High German fiur , German feuer , Icelandic fȳri , fūrr , Greek py^r , and perhaps to Latin ...
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Fire

Fire transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Fired ; present participle & verbal noun Fring .] 1. To set on fire; to kindle; as, to fire a house or chimney; to fire a pile. 2. To subject to intense h...
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Fire

Fire intransitive verb 1. To take fire; to be kindled; to kindle. 2. To be irritated or inflamed with passion. 3. To discharge artillery or firearms; as, they fired on the town. To fire up , to grow irritated or angry. 'He . . . fired up , and...
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fire

1. The evolution of light and heat in the combustion of bodies; combustion; state of ignition. ... The form of fire exhibited in the combustion of gases in an ascending stream or current is called flame. Anciently, fire, air, earth, and water were regarded as the four elements of which all things are composed. ... 2. Fuel in a state of combustion, ...
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fire

attack noun intense adverse criticism; `Clinton directed his fire at the Republican Party`; `the government has come under attack`; `don`t give me any flak`
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fire

verb go off or discharge; `The gun fired`
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Fire

• (v. t.) To cause to explode; as, to fire a torpedo; to disharge; as, to fire a musket or cannon; to fire cannon balls, rockets, etc. • (n.) Anything which destroys or affects like fire. • (v. t.) To light up as if by fire; to illuminate. • (n.) Liveliness of imagination or fancy; intellectual and moral enthusiasm; capacity for...
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fire

(from the article `military technology`) Fortifications in antiquity were designed primarily to defeat attempts at escalade, though cover was provided for archers and javelin throwers along ... ...stronger, designers came to appreciate the advantages of bastions with polygonal shapes, which eliminated the dead space at the foot of circu...
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fire

rapid burning of combustible material with the evolution of heat and usually accompanied by flame. It is one of the human race`s essential tools, ... [36 related articles]
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fire

in gems, rapidly changing flashes of colour seen in some gems, such as diamonds. Some minerals show dispersion; that is, they break incident white ...
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fire

fire A baptism of fire (in war as with gunfire, etc.).
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Fire

[musical] Fire is a 1985 Dora Award winning musical by Paul Ledoux and David Young. The musical is based loosely on the story of Jerry Lee Lewis and his cousin Jimmy Swaggart and the divergent paths their lives took. The musical follows the lives of the character `Cale Blackwell`, based on real-life story of Jerry Lee Lewis and his brother ...
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Fire

[Ohio Players song] `Fire` is a hit song by R&B/funk band The Ohio Players. The song was the opening track from the album of the same name and hit #1 on both the Billboard Hot 100 (where it was succeeded by Linda Ronstadt`s `You`re No Good`) and the Hot Soul Singles chart in early 1975. It spent five weeks atop the soul chart. `Fire` was th...
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Fire

[Scotland] The Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 is an Act of the Scottish Parliament made to `make provision about fire and rescue authorities and joint fire and rescue boards; to restate and amend the law in relation to fire services; to make provision in relation to the functions of such authorities and boards in connection with certain events an...
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Fire

[Ferry Corsten song] `Fire` by Ferry Corsten is a trance song that was released as a single in 2005, as well as appearing on Ferry Corsten`s 2006 album L.E.F. It features vocals by Simon Le Bon (of the popular 80`s band Duran Duran) from the 1990 song `Serious` by Duran Duran, which were re-recorded by Le Bon instead of sampling from the or...
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Fire

[comic] Richard Scholz, own photo, January 11, 2007 ...
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