from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Hot as fire; hence, figuratively, impetuously eager or enthusiastic.


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  • Characteristic Ingredients: Chiles - From fiery-hot habaneros to cherry-like cascabeles, the seemingly endless variety of Mexico's chiles is a hallmark of its cooking.

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  • Walk into El Maguey y La Tuna, a Mexican restaurant on Manhattan's Lower East Side, on a weekend afternoon, and chances are you'll find tables full of red-eyed 20- and 30-somethings face-first in bowls of a fiery-hot soup called pancita.

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  • One arm was bleeding, her neck showed a recent cut, and she was fiery-hot with anger.

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  • RECIPE: Whole hot (spicy) chili peppers are ground, including the seeds which are a concentrated source of capsaicin, the fiery-hot active ingredient in chili sprays.

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  • His naked skin was fiery-hot to the touch, and the heat seemed to fuse them together.

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  • The belief has been long and widely held that the whole inside of the earth is one vast lake or furnace of melted fiery-hot material, with only a thin cooled crust covering it.

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  • He was created to plead for the innocent, to denounce the guilty, to be grand and brave and fiery-hot with enthusiasm in defence of virtuous peasants charged unjustly with the stealing of sheep, or firing of corn-ricks.

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  • "Methinks," muttered the shepherd, "she of Greece should be i 'the melting mood, so near this fiery-hot Satan!"

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  • In warm weather it is absolutely marvelous to see the quantities of fiery-hot liquids these people pour down their throats.

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  • Gewürztraminer, usually oozing white table grape and lychee and imbued with a suggestion of roses and ginger, works especially well with many fiery-hot dishes that would bring other wines to their knees.

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