Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An arrow formerly used, whether shot from a hand-bow or from an engine, having combustibles attached to it for incendiary purposes.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • "We'll never soak them all," and at that moment another fire-arrow came winging into the square and stuck blazing in Susie's coach.

    Isabelle

  • Just at that moment a fire-arrow came whistling over and stuck smouldering in the parapet behind us; a teamster stamped it out, but it gave point to what Grattan had to say.

    Isabelle

  • It was still good policy to hug the walls when moving about the ward, though in the night the rain of missiles had ceased, and only the occasional fire-arrow was launched over the wall to attempt the diversion of a roof in flames.

    A River So Long

  • Agni-bán (“fire-arrow”) and Shatagni (“hundred - killer”), like the Roman Phalarica, and the Greek fire of

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • The scorch marks were plain, and the fire-arrow had triumphed.

    Renegade's Magic

  • The colonists, on the other hand, were right there, in fire-arrow range.

    The New York Times Year In Immigrant Enthusiam

  • The colonists, on the other hand, were right there, in fire-arrow range.

    VDARE.com: Blog Articles » Print » The Founders And The Illegals

  • The colonists, on the other hand, were right there, in fire-arrow range.

    The Founders And The Illegals

  • The Koreans invested their efforts in the realm of gunpowder-based weapons in developing anti-ship weapons–small cannon and fire-arrow propelling weapons were developed in several varieties, aiming at inflicting damage on vessels rather than on the development of anti-personnel gunpowder-based weapons.

    1590s Military Technology Gaps

  • It was still good policy to hug the walls when moving about the ward, though in the night the rain of missiles had ceased, and only the occasional fire-arrow was launched over the wall to attempt the diversion of a roof in flames.

    Brother Cadfael's Penance

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