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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of fireproof.

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Examples

  • A solid wall of fireproofs along Arch Street had held the fire from spreading eastward there, but as Franklin Street was passed in the southward sweep, the eastward urging was not wholly to be denied.

    White Ashes

  • Here there were no fireproofs to give momentary obstacles; one risk, it is true, had automatic sprinklers inside and out, but the water from these, while it lasted, only added steam to the confusion and fuel to the fire, while the great roof tank in its falling tore out the very heart of the stricken building.

    White Ashes

  • The double row of fireproofs, which was to have held the fire at bay, was attacked and went down; then the Chamber of Commerce melted away; shortly after the court-house was assailed.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 12, No. 32, November, 1873

  • One of the more recent fireproofs was Eugene Rivalli, whose act included, besides the usual effects, a cage of fire in which he stood completely surrounded by flames.

    Miracle Mongers and Their Methods

  • Still, he fireproofs the large murals or any hanging material.

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  • Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ brought in $604.3 million.13 And the $500,000 budget of the Christian movie Fireproof, a story about a firefighter who “fireproofs” his troubled marriage and turns his focus to God for direction, reaped dividends of more than $33.4 million at the box office.14 Good or bad, agreed or disagreed, there’s no denying the phenomenon of God throughout our culture.

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