from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A highly energetic or dynamic person. Also called fireball.

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  • n. A person who is especially hard-working, high-achieving, ambitious, or active.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone whose career progresses rapidly
  • n. a highly energetic and indefatigable person


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  • Tribal legend said that the Pardics ran right to the center of the planet, where the temperature was so hot that the elements and mana alike were combined into one glowing, red-hot ball of fire and molten rock.

    Chainer's Torment

  • The ball of fire rose like an angry efreet, the shards of burning timbers spreading the fires to more buildings.

    Father Swarat

  • Lifted by an unseen hand, the ball of fire rose dramatically, bright and alive, and the glow fanned out from its center to push toward the edges of a near-purple sky.

    Moon Dance

  • The sword flowed into Aristotle’s hand, becoming a ball of fire which he laid on Leucion’s chest.

    Lion Of Macedon

  • The whole world had shrunk to the dimensions of a dark ball of fire that seemed to be erupting in her stomach and disgorging its consuming flames into the fibres of her brain, and in this solitary inferno she writhed and choked, incredulous, astonished, beyond amazement or dismay, a plaything of the impudence and callousness of earth.

    Captain Corelli's Mandolin

  • It began to resemble a giant ball of fire headed straight for Belle Morte.

    May Bird, Warrior Princess


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