from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An officer of artillery who superintends the composition of fireworks.
- n. In Great Britain, the chief of a fire-brigade.
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In these Calendars the fire-priest is constantly referred to as _ah-toc_, literally “the fire-master.”
Fig. 2-139: Setting of cones: a) Cones should be set similarly at each firing; b) Cone 6 has started to bend, warning the fire-master that the firing is soon to finish; c) Cone 7 is on its way down.
Snake " is an accomplished fire-master, and it is pleasant to watch him squatting like an ungainly frog in front of the hearth, and sagaciously feeding the flame with damp and spitting logs.