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- n. A person suffering from pyromania
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of, pertaining to, characterized by, or affected with pyromania.
- n. A person possessed of a mania or irresistible impulse to burn things.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person with a mania for setting things on fire
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The pyromaniac is seriously one creepy dude, especially with all his puns and jests.
Sharon calls him a "pyromaniac" - as his act always contains fire - but doesn't elaborate on whether or not she enjoyed it.
After dozens of cases of arson in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, a 19-year-old described as a pyromaniac has been arrested.
I saw a pyromaniac on "Larry King Live 'once; A creepy little guy, he was -- the pyromaniac, that is --"
Early Thursday, 19-year-old Roger Leon Barlow Jr. of Downingtown, described as a pyromaniac who liked to watch things burn, was charged with setting nine fires in the town of Coatesville, including a block-long blaze that displaced dozens of people last month.
He was accused of being an irresponsible "pyromaniac" by bringing down the government.
In an interview aired on Thursday, Syrian President Bashar Assad said Israel's "pyromaniac" government had raised the risk of a regional war with its deadly raid on a Gaza aid flotilla.
Among them are Joe Lamb (Joel Courtney), a smart, tender boy trying to cope with the death of his mother; Charles (Riley Griffiths), the chubby director, who goes around framing scenes with his hands and chattering about production values; and Cary (Ryan Lee), a gleeful pyromaniac with a mouth full of braces.
Had their pyromaniac antics escalated to intentional damage?
However, I do like the newbie agreeing with me; therfore I can forgive the length of this comment from our local pyromaniac.
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