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- noun An incendiary preparation first used by the Byzantine Greeks to set fire to enemy ships.
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- noun historical A
flammablesubstance first used by the Greeks of Constantinople to set fire to enemy ships, buildings etc.
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- noun a mixture used by Byzantine Greeks that was often shot at adversaries; catches fire when wetted
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