Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the disposition or spirit of a fire-eater, in sense 2; recklessly defiant and fiery.
“But it doesn't strike me as exactly appropriate that your daughter and my wife should be friendly with this fire-eating anarchist who is always attacking us and all that we represent.”
“MOUNT VERNON COLONIAL MARKET AND FAIR Colonial-attired artisans sell traditional wares and provide entertainment including music, fire-eating, sword-swallowing, magic shows and Potomac River sightseeing cruises.”
“COLONIAL MARKET AND FAIR, colonial-attired artisans demonstrate 18th-century crafts and sell traditional wares, 18th-century entertainment including music, fire-eating, sword-swallowing, puppet and magic shows and specialty food for sale.”
“The right-wing media demagogues of today from Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity to Glen Beck, who seem to determine the GOP platform, have much in common with the bunch of fire-eating southern separatists who destroyed the Democratic Party in 1860.”
“And he'd better find a couple of one-legged, fire-eating Samoans, too.”
“A page from the Lindisfarne Gospels (now in the British Library) will be projected in light on to Durham Cathedral along with other images from inside the Cathedral; banks, bridges and weirs will be illuminated along a 1km stretch of the River Wear; huge light sculptures, 10-ft tall, will be installed near the Cathedral; and there will be torch-lit, fire-eating processions through the medieval streets of the city.”
“I love these gutsy, fire-eating, plucky, venturesome women…I will follow them anywhere and take all my friends with me… Thanks for the article.”
“In truth the best people qualified to demonstrate are the capitalist rulers themselves: single minded, ruthless, opportunistic and lacking in imagination they are unlikely to be interested in fire-eating.”
“He's using fire-eating routines in a bid to attract more followers to his church.”
“If Republicans do pay a price in 2000, the ones who will go down are the moderates in swing districts, not the fire-eating, Clinton-bashing conservatives.”
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