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set afire

To light (something) on fire. Do they know how the building was set afire? The trash can was probably set afire by some punk kids looking for trouble on a Friday night.
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They also set afire three motorcycles at the police station.
Tyres and haystacks were set afire in front of the building where the ministers met.
Pieces of a homemade bedsheet banner reading "President Obama , Victory '08," which had been stolen from the yard the night before, also were found, leading investigators to believe the banner had been wrapped around the cross before it was set afire.
Marijuana is grown on the mountainsides in the southern haft of the Daniel Boone, and every fall, especially at Halloween, the woods are set afire.
Murders are not committed, actors do not fire live bullets at each other or at the audience, the theater is not set afire to illustrate the burning of Rome in 'Julius Caesar,'" the court said.
The books were dumped into a pile and set afire in a lot near a synagogue, he said.
The article advises anyone traveling to Little Rock to make a side trip to Conway to check out the dip, which is served in a skillet and set afire when presented.
Eliezer Falcon, 23, answered charges of aggravated assault and battery last week in a case in which a young woman was set afire at a party in April 2005.
As many as eight government buildings, including three schools and a clinic, were reportedly set afire Wednesday night in Yaha and Bannang-sata districts, which are both under curfew.
One worker was shot in the melee and before the police could restore order several buildings were set afire and 11 vehicles belonging to Fiesta personnel were damaged or destroyed.
The first: Why, after nearly 90 minutes of splattering limbs, cat-fighting hookers and characters gleefully being set afire, does Carnahan suddenly decide to veer into operatic Michael Mann territory, focusing on previously foreign concepts such as ``honor'' and ``morality''?
Since "only" a few hundred vehicles had been set afire by this November 1, the government has been claiming a sort of victory and sending the message that the violence will not likely spread to match last year's levels.
He identifies the book burners as well as the works they set afire and examines the figurative language they used to "justify" the destruction of books--and sometimes their authors.
Several were beaten in their homes, at least one Baha'i-owned business was set afire, and the Baha'i graveyard there was desecrated.
Masters, caught off guard, were unceremoniously killed, sugarcane fields set afire, and one plantation after another, destroyed.