from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun An outdoor fire in a camp, used for cooking or warmth.
- noun A meeting held around such a fire.
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fireat a campgroundor on a camping trip, often used for cooking, to provide light and heat, to drive away bugs, and as a focal point for sitting around in the evening and talking, telling stories, and singing.
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- noun a small outdoor fire for warmth or cooking (as at a camp)
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The boys assume the castle must be near them, since their campfire is at the edge of a forest.
Word around the campfire is Phillip Seymour Hoffman* and Viggo Mortensen (fresh off Eastern Promises**) are set to star in Vanikoro for Hitman director Xavier Gens.
As for Sen. McCain, anything he can do to set himself up as the political independent he once claimed to be so he can have a shot at the nomination works for him, and pissing on the Bush campfire is just the ticket.
But the persistent smell, countywide, of campfire is still with us, and authorities say that they don't hope to have control of the fires for several more days.
A campfire is built, the rigs are baited and cast, and the rods are propped on forked sticks or placed in holders.
It’s a place for affluent travelers who want to enjoy the outdoors but can’t fathom using a smelly outhouse, a place where paying someone to light the campfire is a badge of honor, not the mark of a Boy Scout flunky.
A bunch of pussies drinking Natty Light and jacking each other off around the campfire is hardly a fighting force ….
… Well, word around the unsubstantiated rumor campfire is that Robert Zemeckis’ next project will be a motion-capture CGI version of A Christmas Carol with Jim Carrey playing Ebenezer Scrooge.
Anyway, the word around the campfire is that Justice League of America may be called American Heroes now – which would be funny considering the GI Joe movie coming out and its Real American Heroes tagline – though probably won’t matter since JLA probably won’t ever get made.
The campfire is an important ritual in my life that I look forward to every year when I visit here, but it is also a reminder of the man I am proud to call my friend, colleague, and mentor.