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  • n. Plural form of firewatcher.


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  • Red deer hugged the shade of the pines, conserving their energies for the rutting season that still lay ahead, firewatchers in their towers found their eyes growing heavy, while even the plump grouse, in their prime and threatened with imminent annihilation as the days ticked by towards August, had grown lethargic.

    The Edge of Madness

  • BAE has contacted the sister-in-law of one of the wartime firewatchers who died on the crane it replaced.

    Evening Mail news round-up

  • We can't pay for quality classroom teachers but always have plenty of funds for additonal administators, firewatchers and rent-a-cops drawing big retirements, insurance and other benefits.

    Las Vegas Sun Stories: All Sun Headlines

  • For example, a dogfight takes place overhead, and shelterers scatter outside to pick up bullet casings for souvenirs; four of the enemy raiders are shot down within view of the firewatchers on the cathedral roof.


  • But although it closed its shipyard fire brigade to save money, BAE does employ firewatchers to keep a constant lookout for problems.

    Evening Mail news round-up

  • I think you'll find that the reason was that the firewatchers stated that they'd refuse ever to use a fire engine that had been "contaminated" by the Army.

    Army Rumour Service

  • The network of live cameras will enable citizen firewatchers to quickly raise an alarm if a fire is seen, providing a quick response and thereby reducing potentially huge carbon emissions from a forest fire as well as saving lives and property.

    EurekAlert! - Breaking News


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