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fire

slang Extremely appealing or exciting; awesome. That party was fire, man! You should have been there! Where'd you get those fire kicks? Whoa, that girl is fire—I'm gonna go to talk to her.

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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Hence those who use fire as an aid to the attack show intelligence; those who use water as an aid to the attack gain an accession of strength.
"Take Harlequin, tie him, and throw him on the fire. I want my lamb well done!"
Pinocchio, at that heartbreaking sight, threw himself at the feet of Fire Eater and, weeping bitterly, asked in a pitiful voice which could scarcely be heard:
Fire Eater at first remained hard and cold as a piece of ice; but then, little by little, he softened and began to sneeze.
I was thinking of beginning the fight by killing some of them before this should happen; but the fire burst out again brightly, and I stayed my hand.
`At last I sat down on the summit of the hillock, and watched this strange incredible company of blind things groping to and fro, and making uncanny noises to each other, as the glare of the fire beat on them.
The second night he again went up into the old castle, sat down by the fire, and once more began his old song: 'If I could but shudder!' When midnight came, an uproar and noise of tumbling about was heard; at first it was low, but it grew louder and louder.
'Wait,' said he, 'I will warm you a little,' and went to the fire and warmed his hand and laid it on the dead man's face, but he remained cold.
"Knowest thou, Mopo," said the king, "that as my mother died yonder in the flames of thy kraal she cried out strange and terrible words which came to my ears through the singing of the fire. These were her words: that thou, Mopo, and thy sister Baleka, and thy wives, had conspired together to give a child to me who would be childless.
And again he looked at me terribly through the reek of the fire. "Thou knowest naught of it, Mopo?
"I will the bridge fire," he said in a solemn tone as if to announce that in spite of all the unpleasantness he had to endure he would still do the right thing.
Again on all the bright faces of the squadron the serious expression appeared that they had worn when under fire. Rostov watched his enemy, the colonel, closely- to find in his face confirmation of his own conjecture, but the colonel did not once glance at Rostov, and looked as he always did when at the front, solemn and stern.
A circle of fire hemmed the Victoria in; the crackling of the dry wood mingled with the hissing and sputtering of the green branches; the clambering vines, the foliage, all the living part of this vegetation, writhed in the destructive element.
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.
It is interesting to remember how much of this food for fire is still concealed in the bowels of the earth.