fiery


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Fiery \Fi"er*y\ (? or ?), a. [Formerly written firy, fr. fire.]
   1. Consisting of, containing, or resembling, fire; as, the
      fiery gulf of Etna; a fiery appearance.
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            And fiery billows roll below.         --I. Watts.
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   2. Vehement; ardent; very active; impetuous.
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            Hath thy fiery heart so parched thine entrails?
                                                  --Shak.
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            The fiery spirit of his forefathers.  --W. Irwing.
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   3. Passionate; easily provoked; irritable.
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            You know the fiery quality of the duke. --Shak.
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   4. Unrestrained; fierce; mettlesome; spirited.
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            One curbed the fiery steed.           --Dryden.
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   5. heated by fire, or as if by fire; burning hot; parched;
      feverish. --Pope.
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            The sword which is made fiery.        --Hooker.
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   Fiery cross, a cross constructed of two firebrands, and
      pitched upon the point of a spear; formerly in Scotland
      borne by a runner as a signal for the clan to take up
      arms. --Sir W. Scott.
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