wildfire


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Wildfire \Wild"fire\, n.
   1. A composition of inflammable materials, which, kindled, is
      very hard to quench; Greek fire.
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            Brimstone, pitch, wildfire . . . burn cruelly, and
            hard to quench.                       --Bacon.
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   2. (Med.)
      (a) An old name for erysipelas.
      (b) A disease of sheep, attended with inflammation of the
          skin.
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   3. A sort of lightning unaccompanied by thunder. [R.]
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