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a fire extinguisher

One who attends something, such as a date, in order to keep romantic feelings between two people from intensifying. A: "Ugh, I can't believe you're making me bring a fire extinguisher on my date." B: "Your sister will just be there to make sure you don't do anything unsafe with this boy."
See also: extinguisher, fire

fire extinguisher

A chaperone. This 1920s phrase referred to a chaperone, whose presence and vigilance prevented romantic sparks from bursting into flames of passion.
See also: extinguisher, fire
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Do you have a fire extinguisher and a blanket fitted at home?
* List the types of fire extinguishers associated with each hazard.
As authorities have intensified efforts to control fire and improve people's safety following the horrific incident in which a mother lost her seven children in a house fire, a Khaleej Times investigation has found that many family villas in Abu Dhabi don't have fire alarms while others lack fire extinguishers.
Professional fire extinguishers also use water "MIST" or converting water into "FOG" for extinguishing fire by cooling the fuel to a temperature that is below the ignition temp.
Newcastle Magistrates' Court was told it was Burton, 19, from St Edmund's Drive, Gateshead, who set off the fire extinguishers and Bainbridge, 20, of Michaelgate, Byker, who damaged metal strips in the emergency exit doors.
Using a sweeping motion, move the fire extinguisher back and forth until the fire is completely out.
For those who work on or fly AH-64D/E aircraft, the Apache is required to have one authorized fire extinguisher: NSN 4210-01-495-7617.
One key safety measure to take note of in your car is the location of the fire extinguisher. Nowadays, most cars come with a fire extinguisher already in place, but it's important to know where it's located in your car and how to use it.
To save time and labor costs, leverage several existing technologies to digitally monitor your fire extinguishers, quickly update inventory records, and remotely access your CMMS.
Rudolf Heller, chairman of selectman, said all fire extinguishers in the Town Hall, elementary school, library, and Police and Highway departments must be reinspected at an estimated cost of $1,900.
An official of a school, requesting anonymity, said that his school doesn't have a sufficient budget to buy fire extinguishers. "Besides, most schools here in the Sultanate do not have fire safety sprinkler system.
The stored pressure type dry chemical fire extinguishers are usually multipurpose and can be used in all types of fire.
Fire extinguishers which should be replaced right away include those with cracked nozzles, missing or unsealed locking pins, missing inspection stickers or hang tags which carry a record of maintenance and checkups.
The move could lead to the removal of fire extinguishers from other sites across the country.
Two truck drivers arrived with fire extinguishers and joined the others in controlling the fire until members of the Pleasant Hill Fire Company arrived.