from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the disposition or spirit of a fire-eater, in sense 2; recklessly defiant and fiery.


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  • But it doesn't strike me as exactly appropriate that your daughter and my wife should be friendly with this fire-eating anarchist who is always attacking us and all that we represent.


  • MOUNT VERNON COLONIAL MARKET AND FAIR Colonial-attired artisans sell traditional wares and provide entertainment including music, fire-eating, sword-swallowing, magic shows and Potomac River sightseeing cruises.

    Going Out Guide for Alexandria and Arlington, Va., Sept. 16-22

  • COLONIAL MARKET AND FAIR, colonial-attired artisans demonstrate 18th-century crafts and sell traditional wares, 18th-century entertainment including music, fire-eating, sword-swallowing, puppet and magic shows and specialty food for sale.

    Fairfax County community calendar, Sept. 16-23, 2010

  • The right-wing media demagogues of today from Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity to Glen Beck, who seem to determine the GOP platform, have much in common with the bunch of fire-eating southern separatists who destroyed the Democratic Party in 1860.

    Manisha Sinha: The Grand Old Party of Secession

  • And he'd better find a couple of one-legged, fire-eating Samoans, too.

    Election Central Saturday Roundup

  • A page from the Lindisfarne Gospels (now in the British Library) will be projected in light on to Durham Cathedral along with other images from inside the Cathedral; banks, bridges and weirs will be illuminated along a 1km stretch of the River Wear; huge light sculptures, 10-ft tall, will be installed near the Cathedral; and there will be torch-lit, fire-eating processions through the medieval streets of the city.

    Gordon Brown, Charlie Whelan and Me

  • I love these gutsy, fire-eating, plucky, venturesome women…I will follow them anywhere and take all my friends with me… Thanks for the article.

    TELEVISION: Crystal Chappell to Star in Venice

  • In truth the best people qualified to demonstrate are the capitalist rulers themselves: single minded, ruthless, opportunistic and lacking in imagination they are unlikely to be interested in fire-eating.

    The revolution will not start with juggling

  • He's using fire-eating routines in a bid to attract more followers to his church.

    CNN Transcript Oct 16, 2009

  • If Republicans do pay a price in 2000, the ones who will go down are the moderates in swing districts, not the fire-eating, Clinton-bashing conservatives.

    The Fallout


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