Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Excavation in a mine with the preliminary aid of a fire built against the working-face.

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Examples

  • Concerns had already been raised prior to the offence about the boy's overly sexualised behaviour at such a young age, his drug and solvent abuse, violence and fire-setting.

    Boy who raped teacher gets life term cut to eight years

  • Forgetting all about Ariel and his fire-setting dance, they all headed for the kitchen where, right there in a big roasting pan, was a whole chicken, surrounded by potatoes and carrots, all roasted and ready to eat.

    William S. And The Great Escape

  • Their fire-setting is a means to relieve their stress.

    CNN Transcript Oct 27, 2007

  • Many have theorized that the Democratic Party is too immersed in the past to win; others believe that the Republicans use of tears and fears over terrorism and their torrential fire-setting against democratic opponents will be enough to curtail significant wins by the party of the 'left'.

    The Government We Deserve

  • I want to know about the fire-setting incident. here, have a seat on the couch, says Freud.

    You call that "fun"?

  • He said arson or deliberate fire-setting figures had risen almost threefold in the past four years.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The clearinghouse also will be instrumental in referring the parents of juveniles with fire-setting problems to appropriate mental health professionals.

    Background Briefing On Church Burnings

  • The childhood triad of enuresis, fire-setting, and cruelty to nimals (435, 615) has been associated with antisocial personality and homicidal behavior (1033).

    The Neuropsychiatric Guide to Modern Everyday Psychiatry

  • The FBI, who was there on the ground, saw individuals engaging what they believe were fire-setting activities; and the fact that the fire erupted in several different parts of the compound roughly simultaneously I think dispute that.

    Am Press Briefing By Dee Dee Myers

  • More recently, the fire-setting was replaced by stealing.

    Clinical Work with Adolescents

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