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- adj. Injured as by fire; burned; said of manure which has lost its goodness and acquired an ashy hue because of the heat generated by decomposition.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Injured as by fire; burned; -- said of manure which has lost its goodness and acquired an ashy hue in consequence of heat generated by decomposition.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Dried up as by fire.
If this manure has not become too dry and "fire-fanged" in the cellar it is splendid for mushrooms.
On the other hand, see that it has not "fire-fanged" or burned out, as horse manure, if piled by itself and left, is very sure to do.
There is room in the cellar to turn the manure from time to time to prevent its becoming fire-fanged, so that there is no loss in this respect.
During our summer months, unless sufficient moisture is obtained, the manure dries out rapidly, becomes fire-fanged and practically worthless.