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  • adj. Fresh from the forge; brand-new.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Fresh from the forge; bright; quite new; brand-new.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Fresh from the forge; bright; brand-new.


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  • See also business; English language: Early Modern English; future of; you; film; fire-new; penthouse; Renaissance shampoo, 28–34, 43n, 50, 238n, 256, 276

    The English Is Coming!

  • He would now witness thousands of fire-new terms flowing generously into the lexicon that he had augmented and renewed, and would probably recognize some kinships between the fast-growing English vocabulary of his world and of ours.xvii

    The English Is Coming!

  • The other is the fire-new phenomenon: terms minted from the existing word-hoard.

    The English Is Coming!

  • And while the French courts in England would cultivate no Shakespeare, or any other author who would add these and other fire-new terms to the language, there were whole populations of nameless creators of English who did: its speakers.

    The English Is Coming!

  • You should then have accosted her; and with some excellent jests, fire-new from the mint, you should have banged the youth into dumbness.

    Twelfth Night; or, What You Will

  • But when she entered, she found a kitchen that might have been minted fire-new from the factory the moment before. v She stopped, stared, turned on her heel and nearly ran into Tony.

    The Complete Stories Vol 1

  • Golding's fifth and latest novel, coming five years after Free Fall, is unsurprising in one way at least: it is fire-new, magnificently written in what, despite its novelty, we can identify as a style bearing the impress of Golding's peculiar presence; but difficult, inviting only slow and submissive readers.

    The Case for William Golding

  • The good lady almost frightened me as I went in, by her very extraordinary appearance in a tremendous grey gauze turban, fire-new, just arrived by the Henri Quatre packet-ship from Havre, and that gave her exactly the look of one of our Mississippi night-owls.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 56, No. 345, July, 1844

  • All the Admiral's enemies, and none ever said they were few, had this fire-new commissioner's ear!


  • Outside of the fortress that afternoon Juan Lepe kept company with one who had come with the fire-new Governor, a grim, quiet fellow named Pedro Lopez.



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