Fire-drill Sentence Examples
He is a god who lives among men, miraculously reborn each day by the fire-drill, by the friction of the two sticks which are regarded as his parents; he is the supreme director of religious ceremonies and duties,and even has the power of influencing the lot of man in the future world.
His cult survived the metamorphosis of the ancient Vedic nature-worship into modern Hinduism, and there still are in India fire-priests (agnihotri) whose duty is to superintend his worship. The sacred fire-drill for procuring the temple-fire by friction - symbolic of Agni's daily miraculous birth - is still used.
The bow drill (56) was used as a fire drill to rotate wood (55) on wood (57); and the cap (54) for such use was of hard stone with a highly polished hollow.
Thus the modern Hindu, though using civilized means for lighting his household fires, retains the savage " fire-drill " for obtaining fire by friction of wood when what he considers pure or sacred fire has to be produced for sacrificial purposes; while in Europe into modern times the same primitive process has been kept up in producing the sacred and magical " need-fire," which was lighted to deliver cattle from a murrain.
A different memory was when we had a fire drill and Mrs Greenway hid me from Mrs Bunt during lining up.Advertisement
As soon as is practicable after the beginning of the term, a test fire drill should be held.
The flashing, red alerts make loud sounds when a fire drill is taking place.
The fire was produced by the ordinary savage fire-drill.
They count on their fingers, and make fire with the simplest form of fire-drill twirled by hand.
It may also be possible to arrange for a local fire brigade crew to attend a fire drill to witness it.Advertisement
There will be a full-scale fire drill once every term.
The nursing staff who have received training in fire drill will give directions which you should follow.
During fire drill I got a wallop rather than a smack.
A chemical spill can be simulated with colored water, a false fire drill could be arranged, or students can practice first aid techniques with a partner, for example.
Holding a fire drill at night may be momentarily unpopular but may save lives and prevent serious injuries.Advertisement