fire bug

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fire bug

Someone who enjoys setting fires; a pyromaniac or arsonist. I'm sure that fire bug Max set our shed on fire—it wouldn't be the first time he started a fire in the neighborhood.
See also: bug, fire
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Eddie takes title with one hand, Newport fire-bug church alert, coldshoulder for Ford and much more made the news 64 years ago this week Thomas brings title to Wales WINNING ten of the 15 rounds in his contest against Henry Hall, of Sheffield, at Harringay Stadium, London, last night, Eddie Thomas, of Merthyr, set seal to his short but colourful career as a professional by becoming British welterweight champion.
The fire-bug created his potentially deadly weapons using gas cylinders and an igniter.
Adie Hutt, sub officer at Binley, said it was difficulty to quantify if Willenhall and Willenhall Wood were the biggest hot spots but there was a problem with fire-bugs.
Their flaming passions encompass both finding new members of the fire-bugs club and understanding the insects' infrared-sensing organs, which are so unusual that the U.S.
Fire-bugs have struck three times within a week in Londonderry's Waterside area.
It has been left derelict since fire-bugs destroyed a building that previously stood there.