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fire

(something) at someone or something and fire (something) away at someone or something to shoot at someone or something with a weapon. Someone fired a gun at my car! The cowboy fired at the rattlesnake. The hunters fired away at the ducks. On television, somebody is always firing away at somebody else.
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As my driver prophesied when I was plowing, they warmed me twice -- once while I was splitting them, and again when they were on the fire, so that no fuel could give out more heat.
I sometimes left a good fire when I went to take a walk in a winter afternoon; and when I returned, three or four hours afterward, it would be still alive and glowing.
As Adam was a-working outside of Eden-Wall, He used the Earth, he used the Seas, he used the Air and all; And out of black disaster He arose to be the master Of Earth and Water, Air and Fire, But never reached his heart's desire
1) When fire breaks out inside to enemy's camp, respond at once with an attack from without.
2) If there is an outbreak of fire, but the enemy's soldiers remain quiet, bide your time and do not attack.
Take Harlequin, tie him, and throw him on the fire.
The survivors would soon be back where they had left their muskets, and at any moment the fire might recommence.
Very soon I had a choking smoky fire of green wood and dry sticks, and could economize my camphor.
The fire has been extinguished with two tuns of wine in default of water.
If you are cold, come and take a seat by the fire and warm yourselves.
They tell me, Mopo, that those within thy gates grew mad at the sight of the fire, and dreaming there was no escape, that they stabbed themselves with assegais or leaped into the flames.
I told you to fire the bridge, and now someone has gone and blundered; they are all beside themselves over there and one can't make anything out.
Their fire had ceased entirely and all their energies seemed focused upon escape.
About midnight this work ended without accident, but at the cost of most severe exertion, and the trio partook of a luncheon of pemmican and cold punch, as the doctor had no more fire to place at Joe's disposal.
He had evidently seen the Fire People before and knew something of their ways.