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  • n. Plural form of firebug.


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  • These arson trusts are not the ordinary kind of firebugs whom the firemen plentifully damn in the fixed belief that one-fourth of all fires are kindled by incendiaries.

    The Poisoned Pen

  • Detailed and thoughtful instructions lead aspiring firebugs from creating an olive-oil lamp and one-candlepower engine to making an operating fire piston and a blindingly bright arc light.

    Young Men and Fire

  • The here-and-now slammed into Dante with sledgehammer force: the firebugs waiting on the boat ramp, his first flight through the Louisiana night, the yacht, Trey, the quiet beep of a timer.

    Etched in Bone

  • Confronted with these changes, the left-wing firebugs seem to have two aims, sociology professor Dieter Rucht said.

    In Berlin, Cars Burn as Neighborhoods Change

  • The piece, entitled "Foreign Criminals in New York," claimed that the ranks of this immigrant group included "burglars, firebugs, pickpockets and highway robbers," and that Semites were particularly prone to these activities because of their "ignorance of the language" (just as non-English speakers can be an issue to majority Americans today).

    Robert Slayton: The Immigration Debate

  • Aside from the troublemakers and firebugs, there is an odd kind of trust between the firemen and the neighborhoods they are paid to protect.


  • For now, the community is making strides investigating why the hell the County acted almost as much as firebugs as firemen, and it is NO THANKS to the handlers of either County Fire or LAFD.

    Point-Counterpoint: The Sunland Tujunga Forum

  • So, thank you dear Hillbilly neighbors, for being firebugs as well as raging alcoholics.

    Hillbilly Wars – Friendly Neighborhood Firebugs @ Attack of the Redneck Mommy

  • Cabe and the FBI campaigned to get fire departments to use the test, and as potential firebugs were screened out, the numbers of firemen arrested for arson plummeted from around 40 to about three a year.

    The Scorched-Earth Obsession

  • Aside from the abortion-clinic bombers and arsonists, the most active political firebugs are environmental terrorists.

    The Scorched-Earth Obsession


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