A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals, and Illustrated in Their Different Significations, by Examples from the Best Writers, to which are Prefixed a History of the Language, and an English Grammar
Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1805
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A stick lighted, or fit to be lighted, in the fire. Have I caught thee 2 He that parts us
shall bring a brand from heav'n, and fire us hence. Shoko, are. Take it, she said,
and when your needs re- quire This litic rand will serve to light your fire. ryon.
I. To consume with fire. They burnt Jericho with fire. }. The fire burneth the wood.
salmsAltar of Syrian mode, whereon to burn His odious offerings. Milton. That
where she fed his amorous desires With soft complaints, and felt his hottest fires,
'bodies by fire, as renders them reducible to powder; wherefore it is called
chymical pulverization. This is the next degree of the power of fire beyond that of
fusion : for when fusion is longer continued, not only the more subtile particles of
Having the quality of catching fire; susceptible of fire. Charcoals made out of the
wood of oxycedar, are white, because their vapours are rather sulphureous than
of any other combustible substance. Brown's Pulgar Errours. Sin is to the soul ...
Combustibility; the quality of taking fire, and burning totally away. We have spent
more time than the opinion of the ready defiagrability, if I may so speak, of salt-
petre did permit us to imagine. Boyle. DEFLA'GRAB i.e. adj. [from deflagro, Lat.] ...
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