Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A method of capturing fish by torch-light at night. It is practised chiefly in the fall, when the fish are abundant. Also called driving and fire-fishing.

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  • verb Present participle of torch.
  • noun An act of arson.

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Examples

  • When you throw in a fire that's already burning and you push winds in that strong, you get what you call torching where little embers will blow off maybe a brush or maybe a tree and advance the line out further.

    CNN Transcript Apr 30, 2008

  • We're having what we call torching trees are lighting up and burning like Roman candles.

    CNN Transcript May 9, 2007

  • AHMEDABAD, India (Reuters) — An Indian court has refused to release a Muslim, charged over the train torching that triggered Gujarat’s Hindu-Muslim rioting two years ago, so he could go home to have sex with his wife.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Hard Time:

  • Sooner or later, someone will call torching cars a form of emotional release, politically meaningful, or even a form of noteworthy expression as a means of accepting hideous destrictiveness as normative or at least understandable.

    ¡No Pasarán!

  • They recalled the torching by detainees of France's biggest detention centre for migrants awaiting expulsion, at Vincennes just outside Paris, on June 22nd last year.

    ireland.com Breaking News

  • In so doing, the government has redefined environmentally motivated property destruction, such as torching Hummers or destroying tree-felling equipment, as being tantamount to the murderous assaults of Al Qaeda.

    John Robbins: Are 'Eco-Terrorists' Falsley Prosecuted?

  • In so doing, the government has redefined environmentally motivated property destruction, such as torching Hummers or destroying tree-felling equipment, as being tantamount to the murderous assaults of Al Qaeda.

    John Robbins: Are So-Called 'Eco-Terrorists' Falsley Prosecuted?

  • In so doing, the government has redefined environmentally motivated property destruction, such as torching Hummers or destroying tree-felling equipment, as being tantamount to the murderous assaults of Al Qaeda.

    John Robbins: Are So-Called 'Eco-Terrorists' Falsley Prosecuted?

  • In so doing, the government has redefined environmentally motivated property destruction, such as torching Hummers or destroying tree-felling equipment, as being tantamount to the murderous assaults of Al Qaeda.

    John Robbins: Are So-Called 'Eco-Terrorists' Falsley Prosecuted?

  • In so doing, the government has redefined environmentally motivated property destruction, such as torching Hummers or destroying tree-felling equipment, as being tantamount to the murderous assaults of Al Qaeda.

    John Robbins: Are So-Called 'Eco-Terrorists' Falsley Prosecuted?

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