Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A lighted stick or brand.
  • n. The implement used in various parts of the world for obtaining fire by friction, or rubbing of one stick against another, either with the hands simply or with the aid of the drill.
  • n. plural A pair of sticks used for lifting coals out of the fire, or for rearranging the burning fagots.

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Examples

  • On the instant Grief touched the fire-stick to the match-head in the split end of the short fuse, sprang into view on the face of the rock, and dropped the dynamite.

    THE DEVILS OF FUATINO

  • He blew on the fire-stick and whispered, "Tell Naumoo to break away from him and run aft."

    THE DEVILS OF FUATINO

  • Bettles passed over the required fire-stick and waxed patriarchal.

    GRIT OF WOMEN

  • Now for a fire-stick and we'll see if the weed has lost its cunning.

    IN THE FOREST OF THE NORTH

  • So we bit the detonator down for him, shoved in a fuse, and picked him a good fire-stick, while he jolted up with a couple more stiff ones of gin.

    THE PRINCESS

  • When I stood up, fire-stick in one hand, dynamite stick in the other, my knees were knocking together.

    THE PRINCESS

  • Twice I failed to touch the fire-stick to the dynamite.

    THE PRINCESS

  • I threw the fire-stick into the water after the mullet and held on to the dynamite.

    THE PRINCESS

  • Grief hesitated, then lowered the fire-stick which he had been blowing bright.

    THE DEVILS OF FUATINO

  • As Raoul's brother placed the muzzle of his rifle to Naumoo's side Grief touched the fire-stick to the match-head in the split end of the fuse.

    THE DEVILS OF FUATINO

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