green fire

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Green \Green\ (gr[=e]n), a. [Compar. Greener (gr[=e]n"[~e]r);
   superl. Greenest.] [OE. grene, AS. gr[=e]ne; akin to D.
   groen, OS. gr[=o]ni, OHG. gruoni, G. gr["u]n, Dan. & Sw.
   gr["o]n, Icel. gr[ae]nn; fr. the root of E. grow. See
   1. Having the color of grass when fresh and growing;
      resembling that color of the solar spectrum which is
      between the yellow and the blue; verdant; emerald.
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   2. Having a sickly color; wan.
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            To look so green and pale.            --Shak.
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   3. Full of life and vigor; fresh and vigorous; new; recent;
      as, a green manhood; a green wound.
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            As valid against such an old and beneficent
            government as against . . . the greenest usurpation.
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   4. Not ripe; immature; not fully grown or ripened; as, green
      fruit, corn, vegetables, etc.
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   5. Not roasted; half raw. [R.]
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            We say the meat is green when half roasted. --L.
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   6. Immature in age, judgment, or experience; inexperienced;
      young; raw; not trained; awkward; as, green in years or
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            I might be angry with the officious zeal which
            supposes that its green conceptions can instruct my
            gray hairs.                           --Sir W.
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   7. Not seasoned; not dry; containing its natural juices; as,
      green wood, timber, etc. --Shak.
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   8. (Politics) Concerned especially with protection of the
      enviroment; -- of political parties and political
      philosophies; as, the European green parties.

   Green brier (Bot.), a thorny climbing shrub ({Emilaz
      rotundifolia}) having a yellowish green stem and thick
      leaves, with small clusters of flowers, common in the
      United States; -- called also cat brier.

   Green con (Zool.), the pollock.

   Green crab (Zool.), an edible, shore crab ({Carcinus
      menas}) of Europe and America; -- in New England locally
      named joe-rocker.

   Green crop, a crop used for food while in a growing or
      unripe state, as distingushed from a grain crop, root
      crop, etc.

   Green diallage. (Min.)
      (a) Diallage, a variety of pyroxene.
      (b) Smaragdite.

   Green dragon (Bot.), a North American herbaceous plant
      (Aris[ae]ma Dracontium), resembling the Indian turnip;
      -- called also dragon root.

   Green earth (Min.), a variety of glauconite, found in
      cavities in amygdaloid and other eruptive rock, and used
      as a pigment by artists; -- called also mountain green.

   Green ebony.
      (a) A south American tree (Jacaranda ovalifolia), having
          a greenish wood, used for rulers, turned and inlaid
          work, and in dyeing.
      (b) The West Indian green ebony. See Ebony.

   Green fire (Pyrotech.), a composition which burns with a
      green flame. It consists of sulphur and potassium
      chlorate, with some salt of barium (usually the nitrate),
      to which the color of the flame is due.

   Green fly (Zool.), any green species of plant lice or
      aphids, esp. those that infest greenhouse plants.

   Green gage, (Bot.) See Greengage, in the Vocabulary.

   Green gland (Zool.), one of a pair of large green glands in
      Crustacea, supposed to serve as kidneys. They have their
      outlets at the bases of the larger antenn[ae].

   Green hand, a novice. [Colloq.]

   Green heart (Bot.), the wood of a lauraceous tree found in
      the West Indies and in South America, used for
      shipbuilding or turnery. The green heart of Jamaica and
      Guiana is the Nectandra Rodi[oe]i, that of Martinique is
      the Colubrina ferruginosa.

   Green iron ore (Min.) dufrenite.

   Green laver (Bot.), an edible seaweed (Ulva latissima);
      -- called also green sloke.

   Green lead ore (Min.), pyromorphite.

   Green linnet (Zool.), the greenfinch.

   Green looper (Zool.), the cankerworm.

   Green marble (Min.), serpentine.

   Green mineral, a carbonate of copper, used as a pigment.
      See Greengill.

   Green monkey (Zool.) a West African long-tailed monkey
      (Cercopithecus callitrichus), very commonly tamed, and
      trained to perform tricks. It was introduced into the West
      Indies early in the last century, and has become very
      abundant there.

   Green salt of Magnus (Old Chem.), a dark green crystalline
      salt, consisting of ammonia united with certain chlorides
      of platinum.

   Green sand (Founding) molding sand used for a mold while
      slightly damp, and not dried before the cast is made.

   Green sea (Naut.), a wave that breaks in a solid mass on a
      vessel's deck.

   Green sickness (Med.), chlorosis.

   Green snake (Zool.), one of two harmless American snakes
      (Cyclophis vernalis, and C. [ae]stivus). They are
      bright green in color.

   Green turtle (Zool.), an edible marine turtle. See

   Green vitriol.
      (a) (Chem.) Sulphate of iron; a light green crystalline
          substance, very extensively used in the preparation of
          inks, dyes, mordants, etc.
      (b) (Min.) Same as copperas, melanterite and {sulphate
          of iron}.

   Green ware, articles of pottery molded and shaped, but not
      yet baked.

   Green woodpecker (Zool.), a common European woodpecker
      (Picus viridis); -- called also yaffle.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Fire \Fire\ (f[imac]r), n. [OE. fir, fyr, fur AS. f[=y]r; akin
   to D. vuur, OS. & OHG. fiur, G. feuer, Icel. f[=y]ri,
   f[=u]rr, Gr. py^r, and perh. to L. purus pure, E. pure Cf.
   Empyrean, Pyre.]
   1. The evolution of light and heat in the combustion of
      bodies; combustion; state of ignition.
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   Note: The form of fire exhibited in the combustion of gases
         in an ascending stream or current is called flame.
         Anciently, fire, air, earth, and water were regarded as
         the four elements of which all things are composed.
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   2. Fuel in a state of combustion, as on a hearth, or in a
      stove or a furnace.
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   3. The burning of a house or town; a conflagration.
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   4. Anything which destroys or affects like fire.
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   5. Ardor of passion, whether love or hate; excessive warmth;
      consuming violence of temper.
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            he had fire in his temper.            --Atterbury.
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   6. Liveliness of imagination or fancy; intellectual and moral
      enthusiasm; capacity for ardor and zeal.
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            And bless their critic with a poet's fire. --Pope.
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   7. Splendor; brilliancy; luster; hence, a star.
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            Stars, hide your fires.               --Shak.
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            As in a zodiac
            representing the heavenly fires.      --Milton.
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   8. Torture by burning; severe trial or affliction.
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   9. The discharge of firearms; firing; as, the troops were
      exposed to a heavy fire.
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   Blue fire, Red fire, Green fire (Pyrotech.),
      compositions of various combustible substances, as
      sulphur, niter, lampblack, etc., the flames of which are
      colored by various metallic salts, as those of antimony,
      strontium, barium, etc.

   Fire alarm
      (a) A signal given on the breaking out of a fire.
      (b) An apparatus for giving such an alarm.

   Fire annihilator, a machine, device, or preparation to be
      kept at hand for extinguishing fire by smothering it with
      some incombustible vapor or gas, as carbonic acid.

   Fire balloon.
      (a) A balloon raised in the air by the buoyancy of air
          heated by a fire placed in the lower part.
      (b) A balloon sent up at night with fireworks which ignite
          at a regulated height. --Simmonds.

   Fire bar, a grate bar.

   Fire basket, a portable grate; a cresset. --Knight.

   Fire beetle. (Zool.) See in the Vocabulary.

   Fire blast, a disease of plants which causes them to appear
      as if burnt by fire.

   Fire box, the chamber of a furnace, steam boiler, etc., for
      the fire.

   Fire brick, a refractory brick, capable of sustaining
      intense heat without fusion, usually made of fire clay or
      of siliceous material, with some cementing substance, and
      used for lining fire boxes, etc.

   Fire brigade, an organized body of men for extinguished

   Fire bucket. See under Bucket.

   Fire bug, an incendiary; one who, from malice or through
      mania, persistently sets fire to property; a pyromaniac.

   Fire clay. See under Clay.

   Fire company, a company of men managing an engine in
      extinguishing fires.

   Fire cross. See Fiery cross. [Obs.] --Milton.

   Fire damp. See under Damp.

   Fire dog. See Firedog, in the Vocabulary.

   Fire drill.
      (a) A series of evolutions performed by fireman for
      (b) An apparatus for producing fire by friction, by
          rapidly twirling a wooden pin in a wooden socket; --
          used by the Hindoos during all historic time, and by
          many savage peoples.

   Fire eater.
      (a) A juggler who pretends to eat fire.
      (b) A quarrelsome person who seeks affrays; a hotspur.

   Fire engine, a portable forcing pump, usually on wheels,
      for throwing water to extinguish fire.

   Fire escape, a contrivance for facilitating escape from
      burning buildings.

   Fire gilding (Fine Arts), a mode of gilding with an amalgam
      of gold and quicksilver, the latter metal being driven off
      afterward by heat.

   Fire gilt (Fine Arts), gold laid on by the process of fire

   Fire insurance, the act or system of insuring against fire;
      also, a contract by which an insurance company undertakes,
      in consideration of the payment of a premium or small
      percentage -- usually made periodically -- to indemnify an
      owner of property from loss by fire during a specified

   Fire irons, utensils for a fireplace or grate, as tongs,
      poker, and shovel.

   Fire main, a pipe for water, to be used in putting out

   Fire master
      (Mil), an artillery officer who formerly supervised the
            composition of fireworks.

   Fire office, an office at which to effect insurance against

   Fire opal, a variety of opal giving firelike reflections.

   Fire ordeal, an ancient mode of trial, in which the test
      was the ability of the accused to handle or tread upon
      red-hot irons. --Abbot.

   Fire pan, a pan for holding or conveying fire, especially
      the receptacle for the priming of a gun.

   Fire plug, a plug or hydrant for drawing water from the
      main pipes in a street, building, etc., for extinguishing

   Fire policy, the writing or instrument expressing the
      contract of insurance against loss by fire.

   Fire pot.
      (a) (Mil.) A small earthen pot filled with combustibles,
          formerly used as a missile in war.
      (b) The cast iron vessel which holds the fuel or fire in a
      (c) A crucible.
      (d) A solderer's furnace.

   Fire raft, a raft laden with combustibles, used for setting
      fire to an enemy's ships.

   Fire roll, a peculiar beat of the drum to summon men to
      their quarters in case of fire.

   Fire setting (Mining), the process of softening or cracking
      the working face of a lode, to facilitate excavation, by
      exposing it to the action of fire; -- now generally
      superseded by the use of explosives. --Raymond.

   Fire ship, a vessel filled with combustibles, for setting
      fire to an enemy's ships.

   Fire shovel, a shovel for taking up coals of fire.

   Fire stink, the stench from decomposing iron pyrites,
      caused by the formation of hydrogen sulfide. --Raymond.

   Fire surface, the surfaces of a steam boiler which are
      exposed to the direct heat of the fuel and the products of
      combustion; heating surface.

   Fire swab, a swab saturated with water, for cooling a gun
      in action and clearing away particles of powder, etc.

   Fire teaser, in England, the fireman of a steam emgine.

   Fire water, a strong alcoholic beverage; -- so called by
      the American Indians.

   Fire worship, the worship of fire, which prevails chiefly
      in Persia, among the followers of Zoroaster, called
      Chebers, or Guebers, and among the Parsees of India.

   Greek fire. See under Greek.

   On fire, burning; hence, ardent; passionate; eager;

   Running fire, the rapid discharge of firearms in succession
      by a line of troops.

   St. Anthony's fire, erysipelas; -- an eruptive fever which
      St. Anthony was supposed to cure miraculously. --Hoblyn.

   St. Elmo's fire. See under Saint Elmo.

   To set on fire, to inflame; to kindle.

   To take fire, to begin to burn; to fly into a passion.
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