Fire Sentence Examples
A fire burned brightly in the fireplace.
They were sitting around the fire and trying to keep themselves warm.
The fire leaped into life; the flames encircled me so that in a moment my clothes were blazing.
Then he poured over them all the kerosene oil that was left in his oil-can, and lighting a match set fire to the pile.
He shifted, a familiar fire in his blood.Advertisement
They drew up closer to the fire and felt thankful that they were safe from the raging storm.
Royce and Fritz left the fire together.
They all asked for reinforcements and all said that the Russians were holding their positions and maintaining a hellish fire under which the French army was melting away.
I had many a genial thought by the cabin fire "as I sailed."
She fed and hobbled the mules and then started a fire to cook supper.Advertisement
His eyes found Bianca, who stood shivering in the rain, staring towards the fire, as if waiting for Jonny to reappear.
The fire snapped as it grew.
Someone had a fire going and a pot of coffee on.
It was set on fire by mischievous boys, one Election night, if I do not mistake.
Though completely waterlogged and almost as heavy as lead, they not only burned long, but made a very hot fire; nay, I thought that they burned better for the soaking, as if the pitch, being confined by the water, burned longer, as in a lamp.Advertisement
The fire flickered feebly, its passion curbed by time as well.
Then a cheerful soldier ran up, begging a little fire for the infantry.
She managed to get into her boots without dislodging any wildlife and found a fire ready.
There was a stir among the officers in the shadow beyond the fire, and one tall, long-necked officer, walking round the fire, came up to Dolokhov.
No one had given Tushin orders where and at what to fire, but after consulting his sergeant major, Zakharchenko, for whom he had great respect, he had decided that it would be a good thing to set fire to the village.Advertisement
The fire was burning down, though, so she added more wood.
When she came through the living room the fire was roaring, but Cade was nowhere in sight.
She shifted her attention to the fire and rubbed the beginnings of a crick from her neck.
Cade finally left the fire and sat down beside her on the couch.
Ooh! lamented Aniska, who at the sight of the fire felt that she too must give expression to her feelings.Advertisement
Is the fire only for you?
Fritz and Royce were squatted close to the fire, probably not wanting to get far from the food.
Bordeaux stood and moved around the fire, careful to keep outside the circle of light.
A dark form hunkered before the fire, feeding small twigs to the flames.
He turned his attention to the fire and tucked another piece of bark into the bright coals.
As I passed by the volunteer resident keeper's site, I saw an elderly couple in lounge chairs by a cold fire pit.
The fire was lower but still burning.
He made a fire and prepared her nightly soup.
Her body caught on fire just thinking about it.
Bread I at first made of pure Indian meal and salt, genuine hoe-cakes, which I baked before my fire out of doors on a shingle or the end of a stick of timber sawed off in building my house; but it was wont to get smoked and to have a piny flavor.
He jabbed at the fire a few times.
Nearly caused a fire.
Instead of a third drink, a flash of cold fire was forced through the fangs into her body.
Had he decided to fire her?
It was I and Fire that lived there; and commonly my housekeeper proved trustworthy.
This fire was already burning itself out.
Pierre sat down by the fire and began eating the mash, as they called the food in the cauldron, and he thought it more delicious than any food he had ever tasted.
It had a peculiarly strong effect on him because at the sight of the fire he felt himself suddenly freed from the ideas that had weighed him down.
No, I went to look at the fire, and they arrested me there, and tried me as an incendiary.
He handed the horses over to the soldier who was stirring the pot and squatted down on his heels by the fire beside the officer with the long neck.
She handed Bordeaux a plate full of flapjacks she had been keeping warm by the fire and poured some honey over the top.
She returned to the fire and found the men filling their bowls.
Her gaze settled on Jade, whose dark eyes still held the fire of danger.
The smiled faded from his half-brother.s face, and Sasha.s gaze went to the fire.
He set his glass down and looked again at Sasha, who had yet to glance away from the fire.
Hannah stood close to her, and Katie stared at the door, willing their fire to keep the demons at bay.
They clung to each other, molding their bodies as one until the raging fire of passion consumed her.
She heard disconcerting sounds of heavy weapons fire in the distance, and the forest smelled as if it were burning.
Placing some eggs into a saucepan she ran enough water to cover them and placed them over a fire on the stove.
I'll bet it's beautiful in the spring, and I can imagine Christmas here with a big tree over there and a roaring fire in the fireplace...
The one-room shack was neat, with pallets on one side, a fire at its center, a small area to prepare food and crates lining one wall that acted both as storage and seating.
His mother's body was as cold as the extinguished fire.
A fire was in her eyes, the cold smile on her face again.
The spark of fire in the rough ruby was enough to draw Xander from his musings.
Fire shot through her, and the world around her warped and changed like in a dream.
Fire flashed in the teen's gaze.
I'll wait to fire you until I figure out why you're working for me in the first place.
Do it, and I fire you.
He nipped her neck, and she gasped, yearning and fire tearing through her.
That stopped whatever fire she was about to direct his way.
She was okay, if she was spitting fire at him.
The scent of oak and amber and his calming presence eased some of her tension while filling her lower belly with fire.
Gas fires, as a substitute for the open coal fire, have many points in their favour, for they are conducive to cleanliness, they need but little attention, and the heat is easily controlled.
After a rite intended to secure its perfect ceremonial purity, a part of the victim, the vapa, was removed, held over the fire and finally cast into it.
The chief buildings were destroyed in 1901 in a fire started by a band of thieves.
Not even deigning to notice the retreating columns, apparently too without escort, the batteries pressed forward till they reached the summit of the ridge trending eastward from Chlum towards the Elbe, whence the whole interior of the Austrian position was disclosed to them, and then they opened fire upon the Austrian reserves which lay below them in solid masses of army corps.
Their artillery driven back off the ridges formed a long line from Stosser to Plotist facing the enemy, and under cover of its fire the infantry at length succeeded in withdrawing, for the Prussian reserve cavalry arrived late on the ground, and the local disconnected efforts of the divisional cavalry were checked by the still intact Austrian squadrons.
Its name is said to be derived from Saxon tene, a beacon or fire (probably from the number of watch-fires existing on this easily ravaged coast), and numerous remains of Saxon occupation have been found, as at Osengal near Ramsgate.
In the case of the squamous epithelial cancer of the anterior abdominal wall found so frequently in the natives of Kashmir, the position of the cancer is peculiar to this people, and is due to the chronic irritation following on repeated burns from using the " kangri " - a small earthenware vessel containing a charcoal fire enclosed in basket-work, and suspended round the waist, to assist in maintaining warmth in the extreme cold of the hills of Kashmir.
Five times a day the priests of the Persians (Zoroastrians) burnt incense on their sacred fire altars.
When they came into a hot climate the fire of the sacrifices and domestic cookery was removed out of the house; but the dead were probably still for a while buried in or near it, and the tulsi was planted over their graves, at once for the salubrious fragrance it diffuses and to represent the burning of incense on the altar of the family Lar.
In architecture of the Norman and Gothic periods London must be considered rich, though its richness is poverty 1 1as- when its losses, particularly during the great fire of 1666, tical are recalled.
In the survey of London (1598) by John Stow, 125 churches, including St Paul's and Westminster Abbey, are named; of these 89 were destroyed by the great fire.
The architect to whom, after the great fire of 1666, the opportunity fell of leaving the marks of his influence upon London was Sir Christopher Wren.
The Heralds' College or College of Arms, the official authority in matters of armorial bearings and pedigrees, occupies a building in Queen Victoria Street, City, erected subsequently to the great fire (1683).
It was the royal residence after the destruction of Whitehall by fire in the time of William III.
Gresham's Exchange was destroyed in the great fire of 1666; and the subsequent building was similarly destroyed in 1838.
The Monument (1677), Fish Street Hill, City, erected from the designs of Wren in commemoration of the great fire of 1666, is a Doric column surmounted by a gilt representation of a flaming urn.
The plague was scarcely stayed before the whole city was in flames, a calamity of the first magnitude, but one which in the end caused much good, as the seeds of disease were destroyed, and London has never since been visited by such an epidemic. On the 2nd of September 1666 the fire broke out at one o'clock in the morning at a house in Pudding Lane.
But sufficient time must be allowed to elapse before pumping out the water, as otherwise the fire may break out again.
It had always been assumed during previous discussions on the question that warships adventuring the passage would try a rush, that they would endeavour to steam by the, batteries and drive the `defending gunners from their guns by concentrated fire.
Long-range fire on the forts directed from outside the Straits over the Gallipoli Peninsula was also tried, but the results proved disappointing.
Sixteen battleships entered the Straits to participate in the encounter, the manoeuvring of so large a number of great vessels in this narrow space was a matter of some difficulty and also gave excellent targets for the Turkish artillery, which replied to their fire with unexpected spirit.
I had just sunk my head on this when the bells rung fire, and in hot haste the engines rolled that way, led by a straggling troop of men and boys, and I among the foremost, for I had leaped the brook.
The very nearness of the fire but cooled our ardor.
The fire, fanned by the breeze, was rapidly spreading.
As he sat bending greedily over it, helping himself to large spoonfuls and chewing one after another, his face was lit up by the fire and the soldiers looked at him in silence.
Now why are you asking silly questions about the Fire Brigade?
The other, from the countess, described their last days in Moscow, their departure, the fire, and the destruction of all their property.
Coming out onto a field under the enemy's fire, this brave general went straight ahead, leading his men under fire, without considering in his agitation whether going into action now, with a single division, would be of any use or no.
And his division remained under fire for some time quite uselessly.
She looked up, somehow seeming small in spite of her height, but there was fire in her eyes.
Then she added, Every volunteer fire buck and EMT has a noise on his wheels.
You'd probably fire my ass the first day on the job.
She turned abruptly and asked, fire in her eyes, "What did you say to him about Billy's death?"
I wouldn't tell that ninny if his shoes were on fire and he was standing at a leaky gas pump.
Paul was about to fire him, and perhaps more.
Did you fire your gun?
Self-defense. I figured when you won, you'd fire me.
After you beat me and win the election, there's no way you can fire me.
Fire flashed in his eyes.
She glared at him, the blue fire in her eyes stirring his blood.
What did you do, Gabriel? she demanded at last, the fire flaring in her eyes once more.
Her body was on fire, her hands shaking, her thoughts so scattered, she wasn't able to think.
I'll make sure Deidre hasn't set the place on fire yet.
Long after the fire burned down, she stared at the ashes, tears coursing down her cheeks.
What lit that fire of passion wasn't the romancing – or at least if it did, romance wore a different face for her.
Probably to be thrown into a lake of fire.
A charge of fire tore through her, and Deidre's eyes flew open.
My parents died in a house fire when I was eighteen.
His tone was controlled, his features calm, his eyes the only indication of the fire in his blood.
Deidre paced to the fire.
She swiped the hand away, blinking to clear her gaze as she stared into a fire.
Her move toward the fire was reflected in a small mirror behind the desk in front of which he stood.
He perched on the edge of the desk, the fire casting shadows across his perfect, chiseled features.
The pain in his chest couldn't equate with the pain and distress shooting through him like cold fire.
She watched in fascination, not understanding what it was until a floor several below hers exploded into flying stone and fire.
Sasha was staring into the fire, pensive.
The whole top of the building --where the hostel was housed --was on fire.
She didn't look up as they walked through a comfortable living room with several guests talking loudly about the fire.
His gaze turned from amber to fire, and she wondered if she'd pushed him too far.
Fire slid through his body as he contorted and changed shapes.
He gazed into the black flames of the fire in the hearth.
She struggled into a sitting position, her neck achy from her spot sleeping on the floor before the fire.
Except he hadn't planned on stoking the fire with Kisolm for what would certainly end in another war.
If he channeled that fire, he might find he liked her defiant passion.
A fire blazed away in the cozy room.
He rose and crossed to the fireplace and began to bank the fire as the hall clock struck eleven times.
Dean remained in the room long enough to turn out the parlor lights and finish banking the fire.
Riding in a police car is the next best thing to a fire engine.
Dean started a fire for the returning guests but then joined his wife and stepfather in the kitchen.
At other moments, I am as distressed as the sinner that I am, being dragged to hell's fire beyond.
I read a passage in a novel last evening as I sat by the fire, trying to wile away these idle hours.
It had something to do with Bird Song and I think she was afraid you'd fire her.
The others followed and the trio went back inside where Dean began building a fire.
The fire ebbed to glowing coals in the silent old building and she snuggled against him.
She appeared to be in her early thirties, had chestnut brown hair that fell in soft waves around her shoulders with thin streaks of what looked like fire running through it.
Both her scent and the fire running though her hair were unmistakable.
Virtually every car he owned confirmed he was a 'player'. The Lovebirds had started a fire and were sitting on the divan in front of it.
Jackson started a fire, stood staring into it for a few minutes then said, "I'm going up, goodnight kids."
Connor and Sarah were cuddling in front of the fire.
After dinner they sat in the drawing room, by the fire Jackson had started.
Rapid fire questions were leveled at Jackson.
The remaining two sat in front of the fire drinking port.
Jackson had started a fire and stood with his hands on the mantle, watching the flames.
The dairy was warm, a fire burning brightly in the home made wood stove.
Alex was here... and he knew how to light a fire.
Still, marrying Josh while another man was so capable of lighting her fire didn't seem fair - especially when Josh couldn't.
I'll give you a charge of— Fire tore through her, and she gasped, the pain nearly driving her unconscious before it ceased.
If what she said were true, the oasis around them was on fire.
Lana grew uneasy and watched the sky flare with rocket and laser fire from the battle at the Peak.
She was responsive, hungry and yielding, a combination that lit his blood on fire.
More laser fire lit the area where Elise had gone.
If he were smart, he would have turned around and walked out until Benny beat the fire out of his body.
Stepping onto the ledge outside, Lana heard the sounds of gun and laser fire too close for her comfort, along with the beat of helicopters in the dark skies.
Lights from lasers and muzzle fire spotted the forest below them before they reached an urban area, mostly dark with several patches of electricity.
Can you fire a weapon?
The sun sat low on the horizon, and the morning air was still and filled with the scent of fire and death.
Laser fire chased them across the sky, and he gripped the edge of the open bay tightly, not wanting another fall from the sky.
The helo left them at Texarkana, the southernmost point on their map, before missile fire from the other side of the river erupted.
The missile fire stopped when the helo retreated.
We even had to learn to start fire from scratch.
She sat back, comfortable with the warmth of the fire.
I set up my micro to draw their fire.
Brady, you can't cross with the missile fire!
Brady set his micro to track any laser fire before pulling his mask over his face.
The micro warned him of incoming fire, sending the visuals to the implant in his brain.
The sats would be on backup power right now, eliminating her chance of communicating without drawing the fire of the missiles.
Lana stood and moved to the far side of the rocks, facing the area where the missile fire fell.
Laser fire sounded as his other guard whirled and fired on Brady.
It was still dark, and the moons of the underworld hadn't moved far across the sky. He sat, uneasy with the dream exchange with Death. A small fire burned between him and Katie, whose pale features and shadowed eyes were showing the effects of both her pregnancy and the toll the underworld took on mortals.
Rhyn focused the little bit of magic he had remaining on the wood. Fire sprang up. With it, Rhyn felt a stitch of the seam binding his power snap.
The place where Katie touched him in his dream stung. Rhyn moved out of the drizzle, close to the fire, and peeled off his shirt. There was a welt resembling a bee sting where she'd touched him.
The angel was still shivering despite the fire. He needed dry clothes and probably, human food. There was one place where Rhyn could find them.
The forest was growing dark when he reached the tree to find the angel sitting in front of a dead fire, shaking with cold.
You couldn't add wood to the fire?
Rhyn started the fire again and sat beside Toby. He handed him the bag of clothing and food. Toby withdrew the clothing skeptically.
Rhyn was alone on the island sanctuary in his dreams and awoke to the feeling that his magic had slipped even more from its binding. His body was hot from the inside out despite the cold rain falling in the forest. The fire had died overnight. He pushed the waterproof cloak off him.
Gabriel glanced at her and straightened. He handed her more food and water cubes then motioned for her to seat herself by the fire.
The assassin shook his head and crouched near her, warming his hands by the fire.
Katie almost protested his abrupt dismissal then rolled so her back was to the fire. Something was really off about Gabe. She fingered the gems on the new necklace.
She'd never seen anything like it, a combination of power, agility and fire.
You could ask Arthur yourself if he were here, but he's out on Fire Island with his latest bimboy and all their little friends.
She turned and looked at him, fire in her eyes.
She turned to him with fire in her eyes.
Carmen kept a fire burning in the fireplace and slept in the living room.
As she replaced the lid, the fire alarm went off.
She melted in his arms, consumed by the raging fire of emotion his embrace never failed to ignite.
She clamped a lid on her temper and turned the fire down to simmer.
Half the orchard was on fire while the other half rained delicate pink-white blooms from the apple trees.
Fire still raged at one end of the orchard, filling the air above the trees with black smoke.
His touch sent fire through her, and she shivered at the sensation.
The last time she saw it, it was on fire.
He continued to gaze at her, his eyes showing the same fire Darian's had when he returned from killing Others.
Darian's scent and touch overwhelmed her while his hot kisses set fire to a desire stronger than any she'd ever experienced.
Her hands were shaking and her body on fire with something she'd never felt before.
She felt his magic swell around him, the fire in his gaze sizzling through her blood.
The contact of their skin was causing a raging fire within him.
Fire blazed through her as Bianca snatched her leg.
Bianca dropped to her knees beside her, and her cold healing fire tore through Jenn.
Her blue eyes flashed with familiar fire, fire that used to make his blood hot for her.
Yully's hair blazed like a fire, her skin as pale as the obelisk.
The blast was short but sucked her magic and left her feeling as if her insides were on fire.
Fire and ice ripped through her, sucking the air from her lungs.
What the fire didn't incinerate, the electrified clouds would.
The fire wasn't far behind her, while the clouds had reached the tops of what trees were still standing.
The tree was on fire but still standing.
Struck by the familiarity of the scene, she paused as the fire reached the top of the hill.
The last time she'd seen the orchard, it'd been on fire.
White fire spewed from the ground upward, towards the sky.
The glow of fire made him squint as they neared the field.
He nodded as if expecting the response and seated himself at a small table near the fire.
The fire provided the only light in the large, airy chamber, its glow and shadows flickering across the room.
The fire mesmerized him as he thought.
Taran threw himself onto his back in front of the fire, exhausted.
His gaze lingered on the fire.
Fire exploded in her gullet as an arrow pierced her from behind.
She looked from it to the fire, then tossed it.
Dark memories lingered like smoke after a fire.
Rob's eyes flashed fire, but his tone was cold.
We're building a fire pit here for a campsite.
Without another word, he began shoveling dirt around the outside base of the fire pit.
The black remains of a fire indicated that people did more than swim.
With astonishing agility, the Grey God outmaneuvered lightening, weaving through the bursts of purple fire in a lethal dance.
By Darian's occasional laugh and the hungry fire in Xander's features, they enjoyed killing.
Jonny gripped her arm, and she barely closed her eyes before his familiar fire flew through her.
Jessi's insides felt like they were on fire.
Light surrounded her, and fire tore through her.
She flushed, as much from the fire building within her as his words.
A year of fruitless negotiation followed, during which the pamphlets of the reformer set all Germany' on fire.
There is a story that he constructed a burning mirror which set the Roman ships on fire when they were within a bowshot of the wall.
Douglas was buried in the church of the Savoy, where a monumental brass (removed from its proper site after the fire in 1864) still records his death and interment.
He perished at sea on board a steamboat which was totally consumed by fire while on a voyage from New York to Boston, on the night of the 13th-14th of January 1840.
The oldest part of the building was in some measure rebuilt in 1811, and the present chapel was erected to replace one destroyed by fire in 1779.
He was present with his pupil at the battle of Steinkirk, and "faced fire," says Marshal Luxembourg, "like a grenadier."
A fire without light, compared to the heat which gathers in a haystack when the hay has been stored before it was properly dry - heat, in short, as an agitation of the particles - is the motive cause of the contraction and dilatations of the heart.
The building in which this fire was kept was the Prytaneum, and the chieftain (the king or prytanis)probably made it his residence.
He destroyed the royal palace by fire, an act which has been variously estimated by historians.
In 1536 it was almost totally destroyed by fire, and in 1654 largely ruined by the explosion of a powder magazine.
It was almost entirely rebuilt after a destructive fire in 1834, and ranks among the handsomest provincial towns in Austria.
The object of all heating apparatus is the transference of heat from the fire to the various parts of the building it is intended to warm, and this transfer may be effected by radiation, by conduction or by convection.
An open fire acts by radiation; it warms the air in a room by first warming the walls, floor, ceiling and articles in the room, and these in turn warm the air.
Therefore in a room with an open fire the air is, as a rule, less heated than the walls.
With another form of gas stove coke is used in place of the perforated asbestos; the fire is started with the gas, which, when the coke is well alight, may be dispensed with, and the fire kept up with coke in the usual way.
The coil is encased with firebricks and brickwork, and the smoke from the fire is carried, off by a flue in the ordinary s " way.
The smallness of the pipes renders it liable to damage by frost, but this accident may be prevented by always keeping in frosty weather a small fire in the furnace.
In small houses all requirements may be satisfied with a boiler heated by the kitchen fire.
Much damage was done to the tower, and the nave roof perished, for the fire reached practically every part of the building, though the stonework of the nave suffered comparatively little.
A greater volume of fire can thus be obtained, but the great height of the cavalier makes it an easy target for a besieger's guns.
From Stolze's investigations it appears that at least one of these, the castle built by Xerxes, bears evident traces of having been destroyed by fire.
It was besieged in 1641 and 1643, and in 1645 it was partly destroyed by fire.
Thus for the 7th, 14th, 21 st, 28th and also the 19th days of the intercalary Elul it is prescribed that "the shepherd of many nations is not to eat meat roast with fire nor any food cooked by fire, he is not to change the clothes on his body nor put on gala dress, he may not bring sacrifices nor may the king ride in his chariot, he is not to hold court nor may the priest seek an oracle for him in the sanctuary, no physician may attend the sick room, the day is not favourable for invoking curses, but at night the king may bring his gift into the presence of Marduk and Ishtar.
In 1902 the greater part of the building was destroyed by fire.
The ship brought-to opposite a group of natives, who were cooking over a fire.
His apologists explain that his action was merely "official," but Bonner was one of those who brought it to pass that the condemnation of heretics to the fire should be part of his ordinary official duties.
On the 25th of November Cromwell charged Manchester with "unwillingness to have the war prosecuted to a full victory"; which Manchester answered by accusing Cromwell of having used expressions against the nobility, the Scots and Presbyterianism; of desiring to fill the army of the Eastern Association with Independents to prevent any accommodation; and of having vowed if he met the king in battle he would as lief fire his pistol at him as at anybody else.
The service was, however, interrupted in August 1909 by a fire, which destroyed part of the Glace Bay station, but was re-established in April 1910.
In his last illness he was cauterized, and on seeing the burning iron he addressed "brother Fire," reminding him how he had always loved him and asking him to deal kindly with him.
The cost of fire brigades, infant asylums, evening and holiday schools, is classed as optional expenditure.
The first of the three fires laid down is the garhapatya, or householder's fire, so called because, though not taken from his ordinary house-fire, but as a rule specially produced by friction, it serves for cooking the sacrificial food, and thus, as it were, represents the domestic fire.
From it the other two fires, the anavaniya, or offering fire, and the dakshinagni, or southern fire, used for certain special purposes, are taken.
The principal other ceremonies of this class are the new and full moon offerings, the oblations made at the commencement of the three seasons, the offering of first-fruits, the animal sacrifice, and the Agnihotra, or daily morning and evening oblation of milk, which, however, is also included amongst the grihya, or domestic rites, as having to be performed daily on the domestic fire by the householder who keeps no regular set of sacrificial fires.
The building of this altar is spread over a whole year, during which period the sacrificer has to carry about the sacrificial fire in an earthen pan for at least some time each day, until it is finally deposited on the completed altar to serve as the offering-fire for the Soma oblations.
This was damaged by fire in 1731; the other is undamaged.
Property is communal and theft is only recognized as to things of absolute necessity, such as arrows, pigs' flesh and fire.
Fire is the one thing they are really careful about, not knowing how to renew it.
All things are said to be developed out of an original being, which is at once material (fire) and spiritual (the Deity), and in turn they will dissolve back into this primordial source.
The timber is much used in some rural districts for flooring, and is durable for indoor purposes when protected from dry-rot; it has, like most poplar woods, the property of resisting fire better than other timber.
Wheeler with his small band of soldiers and the European and Eurasian residents were exposed for 21 days to the fire of the mutineers, is merely a bare field, containing the well where many women and children were shot while getting water.
In September of the same year (1666) the fire occurred, and the old St Paul's was completely gutted.
Frost-cracks, scorching of bark by sun and fire, &c., anc wounds due to plants which entwine, pierce or otherwise materially injure trees, &c., on a large scale.
Here he set fire to the cedar roof of the palace of Xerxes as a symbol that the Greek war of revenge against the Persians had come to an end.
The streets of Portland are generally well paved, are unusually clean, and, in the residence districts, where the fire of 1866 did not extend, they are profusely shaded by elms and other large trees - Portland has been called the "Forest City."
In 1886 a large central portion of the city, about 200 acres, was destroyed by a fire resulting from a Fourth of July celebration.
About 1330 B.C. Khurba-tila was captured by Kuri-galzu III., the Kassite king of Babylonia, but a later prince Kidin-Khutrutas avenged his defeat, and Sutruk-Nakhkhunte (1220 B.C.) carried fire and sword through Babylonia, slew its king Zamama-sum-iddin and carried away a stela of Naram-Sin and the famous code of laws of Khammurabi from Sippara, as well as a stela of Manistusu from Akkuttum or Akkad.
It dates from the 14th century, but was partly restored after a fire in 1543.
In building up the heap a number of narrow vertical passages are left to afford a draught for the fire.
The ore is kindled from above and the fire so regulated (by making or unmaking air-holes in the covering) that, by the heat produced References.
The chamber has a safety value at the top of its vault, which is so balanced that the least surplus pressure from within sends it up. The first puff of sulphur vapour which enters the chamber takes fire and converts the air of the chamber into a mixture of nitrogen and sulphur dioxide.
When compressed it is also used largely as a refrigerating agent, and in virtue of its property of neither burning nor supporting combustion it is also used as a fire extinctor.
With the exception of the churches and a few stone buildings, Bulacan was completely destroyed by fire in 1898.
They originated in 1645, when, according to their belief, God the Father descended in a chariot of fire on Mount Gorodim, in the province of Vladimir, and took up his abode in a peasant named Daniel Philippov, who chose another peasant, named Ivan Suslov, for his son, the Christ.
A few months later occurred in Moscow a great fire, which destroyed nearly the whole of the city, and a serious popular tumult, in which the tsar's uncle was murdered by the populace.
His grandfather had obtained from Venice an " artist " who undertook " to build churches and palaces, to cast big bells and cannons, to fire off the said cannons and to make every sort of castings very cunningly "; and with the aid of that clever Venetian he had become the proud possessor of a " cannon-house," subsequently dignified with the name of " arsenal."
This maximum rate depends upon the kind of coal used, whether small, friable, bituminous or hard, upon the thickness of the fire, and upon the correct design and setting of the blast-pipe.
This, besides reducing the efficiency of the furnace, introduces the danger of fire to crops and buildings near the line.
Cars built almost entirely of steel, in which the proportion of wood is reduced to a minimum, are used on some electric railways, in order to diminish danger from fire, and the same mode of construction is also being adopted for the rolling stock of steam railways.
Gas has the disadvantage that in case of a collision its inflammability may assist ally fire that may be started.
In the principal square stands the town hall, built in1448-1457in the VenetianGothic style, and skilfully restored after a fire in 1876; opposite is a clock tower resembling that of the Piazza di San Marco at Venice.
While the ark carried with Israel's host symbolized His presence in their midst, He was also known to be present in the cloud which hovered before the host and in the lightning ('esh Yahweh or " fire of Yahweh ") and the thunder (kol Yahweh or " voice of Yahweh ") which played around Mount Sinai.
Doubtless the secret fire of a consuming, but as yet ungratified, literary ambition also troubled his repose.
Disciplined troops as they were, they resisted the temptation to escape Ferrara's fire by breaking out to the front; but the whole Spanish line was enfiladed, and on the left of it the papal troops, who were by no means of the same quality, filled up the ditch in front of their breastworks and charged forward, followed by all the gendarmerie.
Rictiovarus in disgust cast himself into the fire, or the caldron of boiling tar, from which they had emerged refreshed.
Signs of this fire are still visible on the walls, which are in part tinged red by the flames.
Stung by this insult, he neglected the fire of war which had been lighted at Caesarea, and hastened to Jerusalem.
As for the " Declaration," the original records of the transactions of Mecklenburg county were destroyed by fire in 1800, but it is claimed that a copy of the " Declaration " was made from memory in the same year, and when, in 1819, a controversy had arisen as to where the movement for independence originated, this copy was published, first in the Raleigh Register and North Carolina Gazette and then in many other newspapers.
In 1785, at Abingdon, Maryland, he laid the corner-stone of Cokesbury College, the project of Dr Coke and the first Methodist Episcopal college in America; the college building was burned in 1795, and the college was then removed to Baltimore, where in 1796, after another fire, it closed, and in 1816 was succeeded by Asbury College, which lived for about fifteen years.
The town was unsuccessfully besieged in 1625, during the Thirty Years' War, but was taken by the Swedes in 1632 and nearly destroyed by fire.
There is no suggestion of the popular idea that the mitre symbolizes the " tongues of fire " that descended on the heads of the apostles at Pentecost.
The houses are built of clay with (generally) flat roofs impervious to fire.
It was opened in 1873, destroyed by fire almost immediately, and reopened in 1875.
The best MS. is the Heidelberg MS., written in Germany, probably in the 8th century; but this perished in the fire at Mommsen's house.
When Vespasian was proclaimed emperor at Alexandria,Domitian escaped with difficulty from the temple of the Capitol, which had been set on fire by the Vitellians, and remained in hiding till his father's party proved victorious.
The town and neighbourhood have been long noted for their lime and cement, and large quantities of potters', pipe, fire and other kinds of clay are sent to Staffordshire and to foreign countries.
Further incursions made by the Danes in 998 and in 1015 under Canute probably resulted in the destruction of the priory, on the site of which a later house was founded in the 12th century as a cell of the Norman abbey of Lysa, and in the decayed condition of Wareham in 1086, when 203 houses were ruined or waste, the result of misfortune, poverty and fire.
In the vestibules dirty water is still to be met with, but the hells are full of scorching consuming fire, except Krun's domain, where is nought but dust, ashes and vacancy.
She is the mother of Ur, the personified fire of hell, who in anger and pride made a violent onset on the world of light, but was mastered by Hibil and thrown in chains down to the "black water," and imprisoned within seven iron and seven golden walls.
The Sidra Rabbet knows of three total destructions of the human race by fire and water, pestilence and sword, a single pair alone surviving in each case.
Yet in his last year he revisited Metz, preaching amid great enthusiasm, with all his wonted fire.
After the Great Fire of 1666 he constructed a model for the rebuilding of the city, which was highly approved, although the design of Sir C. Wren was preferred.
During a halt on the peninsula of Pallene, Aethilla and the other captive women set fire to the ships.
In 1854 the town was almost destroyed by fire and was rebuilt.
In 1479 a fire consumed the earlier buildings along the Rio, and these were replaced (1480-1550) by the present Renaissance structure.
Owing to a fire which gutted a great part of the palace in 1574, the internal appearance of the rooms was completely changed, and the fine series of early Paduan and Venetian paintings which decorated the walls of the chief rooms was lost.
Though the state papers of Venice have suffered from fire and the series begins comparatively late, yet their fullness and the world-wide sweep of Venetian interests render this collection an inexhaustible storehouse of data for students.
After the great fire of 1872 it became possible, in the reconstruction of the business district, to widen and straighten its streets and create squares, and so provide for the traffic that had long outgrown the narrow, crooked ways of the older city.
On the 9th-1 oth of November 1872 a terrible fire swept the business part of the city, destroying hundreds of buildings of brick and granite, and inflicting a loss of some $75,000,000.
Within two years the whole area, solidly rebuilt and with widened and straightened streets, showed no traces of the ruin except an appearance superior in all respects to that presented before the fire.
Half-hearted attempts after the peace to repair the ruined mines failed; the town became impoverished, and in 1770 was devastated by fire.
In addition a lease frequently contains covenants for renewal of the lease at the option of the lessee, and for repairs or insurance against damage by fire by the lessee.
Microscopic examination of a specimen of mature cotton shows that the hairs are flattened and twisted, resembling somewhat in general appearance an empty and twisted fire hose.
It is either set in the first instance at some distance from the engine and well, or is subsequently removed sufficiently far away before the drill enters the oil-bearing formation, and until the oil and gas are under control, in order to minimize the risk of fire.
Thus it was on a kingdom of crusaders who had lost the crusading spirit that a new Crusade swept down; and Saladin's army in 1187 had the spirit and the fire of the Latin crusaders of 1099.
The Poem of the Cid is but a fragment of 3744 lines, written in a barbarous style, in rugged assonant rhymes, and a rude Alexandrine measure, but it glows with the pure fire of poetry, and is full of a noble simplicity and a true epical grandeur, invaluable as a living picture of the age.
They will hold their arms over their heads until the muscles atrophy, will keep their fists clenched till the nails grow through the palms, will lie on beds of nails, cut and stab themselves, drag, week after week, enormous chains loaded with masses of iron, or hang themselves before a fire near enough to scorch.
Philosophical sanction and explanation of this belief was then found by bringing it into relation with the theory of the prima materia, which was identical in all bodies but received its actual form by the adjunction of qualities expressed by the Aristotelian elements - earth, air, fire and water.
The prima materia was early identified with mercury, not ordinary mercury, but the " mercury of the philosophers," which was the essence or soul of mercury, freed from the four Aristotelian elements - earth, air, fire and water - or rather from the qualities which they represent.
This statement represents a doctrine widely held in the 13th century, and also to be found in the Greek alchemists, that everything endowed with a particular apparent quality possesses a hidden opposite quality, which can be rendered apparent by fire.
He has, he adds, tested gold made by alchemists, and found that it will not withstand six or seven exposures to fire.
In 1871 much of it was destroyed by a forest fire.
They withdrew in the following year, when the Turks set fire to the city.
Among other buildings are a picturesque old castle dating from the 13th century, now in ruins with the exception of a few rooms used as a prison; the new castle, used as a fire watch-tower; and the town hall.
Atlanta is the Southern headquarters for a number of fire and life insurance companies, and is the third city of the United States in the amount of insurance business written and reported to resident agents, the annual premium receipts averaging about $10,000,000.
It has been in large part rebuilt since a fire in 1836, and possesses a castle, with various collections, a museum of antiquities, an old town hall and churches.
A terrible fire swept the central part of the city on the 12th of April 1908.