Definitions

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  • n. Attributive form of fire engine

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Examples

  • Perhaps this suggested to Franklin, when trying to get an appropriation through the Assembly, the following remark: "If we fail, let us move the purchase of a fire-engine with the money; the Quakers can have no objection to that; and then, if you nominate me, and I you, as a committee for that purpose, we will buy a great gun, which is certainly a _fire-engine_."

    From Boyhood to Manhood Life of Benjamin Franklin

  • It was in allusion to this fact that, when in our fire company we feared the success of our proposal in favour of the lottery, and I had said to my friend Mr. Syng, one of our members, "If we fail, let us move the purchase of a fire-engine with the money; the Quakers can have no objection to that; and then, if you nominate me and I you as a committee for that purpose, we will buy a great gun, which is certainly a _fire-engine_."

    Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

  • The garage was freshly painted, the pink geraniums my mother had planted on a whim were blooming, and a brand-new fire-engine red Dodge Comet stood in the driveway, waiting for us to hop in.

    The Dark Side of Innocence

  • But the 30-year-old Ms. Hoschek added her own spin, including bright colors and bold patterns, like fire-engine reds or flashy white-and-black stripes.

    Americana in Berlin, With Thanks to Elvis

  • The singer had been the inspiration for my hair, which I had dyed pieces of white blond and fire-engine red, just little pieces.

    Welcome to My World

  • But as anyone who has tried mixing fire-engine red with blue can tell you, these colors in actuality don't work that well.

    Drunk On Color

  • History aside, there's no doubt the simple act of pairing fire-engine red or royal purple shoelaces with a pair of brown wingtips provides lots of punch for very little effort — like wearing wacky socks with a pair of serious shoes and your grey flannels.

    Tie One On

  • Goody bags featured an eclectic mix of toiletries that only a Hollywood movie star would use, including fancy Peter Thomas Roth shaving cream, beaded body wash, apple-flavored whitening toothpaste, a Dead Sea mineral mud cream and fire-engine red nail polish.

    'Entourage' Marks Its Eight-Season Run

  • I was allowed to attend the ceremony, to which I wore a beautiful pair of bottle-green velvet short trousers which Mum sewed for me, a pair of fire-engine red patent leather buckled shoes, white socks, and a little white shirt with smocking and a frilly round collar, extremely smart.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • I wondered why as I wandered through this intriguing Glen Park residence … suddenly, on an upstairs landing, I spied a strange note stuck inside a fire-engine red Royal typewriter.

    Kevin Gardner | Inhabitat

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