from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or resulting from burning.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In petrography, in the quantitative system of classification of igneous rocks (see rock), having the characters of or containing normative pyroxene.
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But according to the media, the prime minister's election victory is nothing short of pyric.
I believe that the Hubble supporters who are fighting tooth and nail to have the servicing mission forced through NASA may end up with a pyric victory.
Only a few stinking, slimy bubbles emerged from its mouth, burst into flames, and dripped downwards in pyric drool.
I think this is going to turn out to be a pyric (ph) victory.