from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A fire produced by the friction of one piece of wood upon another, or of a rope upon a stake of wood.
  • n. Spontaneous ignition.
  • n. The phosphoric light of rotten wood.
  • n. A beacon.


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  • Each romcom you write will require

    Some trick to provide the needfire,

    Some sort of meet cute

    Like a silly dispute

    To kindle the flames of desire.

    April 24, 2016