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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 Adam lay a-dreaming beneath the Apple Tree, The Angel of the Fire rose up and not a word said he.
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
In attacking with fire, one should be prepared to meet five possible developments:
I have no more wood for the fire, and the lamb is only half cooked.
Two had bit the dust, one had fled, four had made good their footing inside our defences, while from the shelter of the woods seven or eight men, each evidently supplied with several muskets, kept up a hot though useless fire on the log-house.
I determined to build a fire and encamp where we were.
At a glance D'Artagnan saw there was nothing to be feared from the fire, and sprang to the window.
Therefore they made a fire, cooked some food, and spread out their skins to sleep.
When night was drawing near, the youth went up and made himself a bright fire in one of the rooms, placed the cutting-board and knife beside it, and seated himself by the turning-lathe.
They tell me, Mopo, that the fire from above ran briskly through they huts.
I don't myself know 'to who,'" replied the cornet in a serious tone, "but the prince told me to 'go and tell the colonel that the hussars must return quickly and fire the bridge.
Their fire had ceased entirely and all their energies seemed focused upon escape.
cried Joe again; "they have set fire to the forest so as to be the more certain of burning us up.
He had evidently seen the Fire People before and knew something of their ways.
Like the wasps, before I finally went into winter quarters in November, I used to resort to the northeast side of Walden, which the sun, reflected from the pitch pine woods and the stony shore, made the fireside of the pond; it is so much pleasanter and wholesomer to be warmed by the sun while you can be, than by an artificial fire.