from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An emanation of inflammable gas from a natural vent.
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Suitai was waiting at their small fire-well shielded by scrub growth-along with the six they had chosen from the uninjured to accompany them.
But with a final rush the engine-squad made for the fire-well at the corner of the square, brought up all-standing, and in a jiffy the intake pipe was unstrapped and dropped into the water.
Folk, dimly illumined by the dull blue glow of the fire-well that shone through the mist, suddenly stopped with apprehension.