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flame

1. verb To write angry messages online (as on a forum or message board). The administrators are going to suspend your account if you keep flaming the message board.
2. noun Such messages. The administrators are going to suspend your account if they see all these flames from you on the message board.
3. verb To appear to be overtly homosexual. How did you not know that guy's gay—he's totally flaming!
4. noun One's romantic partner. How am I supposed to forget about my old flame if I keep seeing her around town?

flame

1. in. to write an excited and angry note in a computer forum or news group. (see also flamage.) Stop flaming a minute and try to explain your position calmly.
2. n. a verbal attack as in sense 1 My email is full of flames this morning!
3. in. to appear obviously homosexual. Man, she’s flaming today!
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References in classic literature ?
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.
We cannot give the flame you ask, for each of us must take a part of it from our own breasts; and this we will not do, for the brighter our bosom-fire burns, the lovelier we are.
A wide and circling flame glared on their eyes for a moment, even above the fire of the woods, and a loud report followed.
Down that road," cried the frightened woman, pointing toward the south where a mighty wall of roaring flames shut out the view.
At that moment the flames flared up and showed his young master's pale worn face.
Suddenly a great tree on the edge of the open space burst into flames.
If we can but keep them in play," said the Bohemian, "it is likely that these flames may bring us succor if there be any true men in the country.
A gunshot suddenly pealed forth and shot its flame into the air.
The fierce flame fluttered like a silk flag, throwing an angry swaying glare mingled with moving shadows over the poop, lighting up the concave surfaces of the sails, gleaming on the wet paint of the white rails.
Indignant becometh the flame when they put their damp hearts to the fire; the spirit itself bubbleth and smoketh when the rabble approach the fire.
Not stupid dolts, nor fat bourgeois swine of business men, but men of temperament, of flame and fire; madmen, maybe, but a lawless, royal race of madmen.
In all probability, the smoke and flame (confined as they were to the room) had been too much for him when he tried to escape by the inner door.
For my own part," said Paul Hover, looking about him with no equivocal expression of concern, "I acknowledge, that should this dry bed of weeds get fairly in a flame, a bee would have to make a flight higher than common to prevent his wings from scorching.
Suddenly a con- ical flame with a twisted top shot up forward and threw upon the black sea a circle of light, with the two vessels side by side and heaving gently in its center.
Savage warrior,'' said Rebecca, ``rather will I perish in the flames than accept safety from thee