from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. malicious burning to destroy property; arson.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of setting on fire. In Scots law, fire-raising is the technical equivalent of arson in English law. See arson.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. malicious burning to destroy property
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Shetlanders did the same in 2006, when a quarter of the population signed a petition to stop the deportation of a Thai refugee who had admitted fire-raising several years earlier.
Its first MSP, a young Labour peer, stepped down after being imprisoned for fire-raising.
Widdrington at Chevy – Chase; but as for fire-raising, there was not so much as a lighted lunt amongst us, save the match which the dragon had to light the burning tow withal, which he was to spit against Saint
At Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Thursday, a not guilty plea to a second fire-raising charge was accepted.
Up to this point, the Eighth had rarely aimed its bombs directly at civilians, and it would never employ the fire-raising tactics used by Bomber Harris.
Unofficially, in the fortnight between the fire-raising at L-beck and Hitler's order for "terror attacks of a retaliatory nature" - meaning the V-weapons-word of the Angel got around.
No one saw the fire lighted, but after the disaster a certain number of little fuse-sticks which the Germans frequently use for the purpose of fire-raising, and which the peasants call "macaronis," were collected.
He was brave and bloodthirsty without any affection, and he hated the white men who interfered with the manly pursuits of throat-cutting, kidnapping, slave-dealing, and fire-raising, that were the only possible occupation for a true man of the sea.
He grew excited, spoke very loud, and his further discourse, delivered with his hand on the hilt of his sword, dealt incoherently with the honourable topics of throat cutting, fire-raising, and with the far-famed valour of his ancestors.
With regard to the amount of fire-raising there are no trustworthy statistics.