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  • Onboard the Goya, Michael Tolland did not see his Crestliner Phantom 2100 erupt in flames and tumble through the air in a cartwheel of fire and smoke.

    Deception Point

  • “Loosen the mooring, push away,” said the Scarecrow, “the neighborhood will be in flames by dessert time.”

    Son of a Witch

  • But then the flames drowned out the rest, and Raspa was engulfed in flames that stretched up and spluttered sparks like shooting stars into the velvety black, strangely beautiful night sky.

    Bubble in the Bathtub

  • Seven JU 88s went down in flames and the formation was broken up as once again the ambush caught the enemy un - awares.

    The HurricaneStory

  • I was sure that my brand-new Scaasi gown was going to go up in flames and I with it!

    Barbara Bush

  • Tar Valon witches and Dragonsworn, Aes Sedai carrying off young women and setting up false Dragons, villages in flames and men nailed to the doors of their barns — it was all one in half the street rumors, now.

    A Crown of Swords

  • Just then a well-camouflaged Canadian antitank gun must have opened fire, because two or three tanks to my right went up in flames one after another.

    Panzer Aces

  • Cessation of consciousness and life signs is immediate, and whether the wreck is in flames or not, further body trauma, broken bones, sundered blood-bearing organs, whatever, is immaterial.

    A Bob Lee Swagger eBook Boxed Set

  • Remote desert dwellings, travel trailers and sad, little shacks, went up in flames regularly, victims of ether-fed fire.

    Ellen Hopkins: Crank Trilogy

  • Europe might go up in flames and the pillars of the world be shaken, but the Rectory drawing-room, the Rectory customs, Aunt Sophy and her fal-lals, were consolingly permanent.

    The Key

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