• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Fire-policy a written instrument of insurance against fire up to a certain amount
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. fýr; Ger. feuer; Gr. pyr.


In literature:

But the blood of Cerdic, once fired, burned too rapidly for policy.
"The Ward of King Canute" by Ottilie A. Liljencrantz
A policy insuring against fire-loss does not insure against loss by explosion.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 288" by Various
A fifth of the fire insurance policy.
"Plays: Comrades; Facing Death; Pariah; Easter" by August Strindberg
Unluckily for him, the representatives of the various fire offices with which he had effected his policies got busy first.
"A Man of Means" by P. G. Wodehouse and C. H. Bovill
Over the fire he ventured a more direct inquiry than his customary policy would have advised.
"The Silent Places" by Steward Edward White
Your late husband never insured his life; he only had a policy against fire.
"More Toasts"
The fire of Nelson's guns at Copenhagen wrecked Napoleon's whole naval policy.
"Deeds that Won the Empire" by W. H. Fitchett
Agents who effect life, fire or other policies, are not known as insurance brokers.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
It is bad policy to fire off all your ammunition in a hurry.
"The Giant of the North" by R.M. Ballantyne
Its principles and its policy are not more alike than fire and water.
"A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3" by DeAlva Stanwood Alexander
That's simply his insurance policy against fire in the next world.
"The Root of Evil" by Thomas Dixon
The Indians fell back, and as they did so, pursued the Russian policy of destroying their own forts by fire.
"The Rise of Canada, from Barbarism to Wealth and Civilisation" by Charles Roger
This was the policy of the day and was based on securing immunity from shrapnel fire.
"The 28th: A Record of War Service in the Australian Imperial Force, 1915-19, Vol. I" by Herbert Brayley Collett
Concentrated fire was always his policy.
"Robert Toombs" by Pleasant A. Stovall
Was she not relying on the house not catching fire instead of negotiating insurance policies or providing fire extinguishers?
"Somehow Good" by William de Morgan
Let your fire-insurance policy slumber in its nest.
"Flowers of Freethought" by George W. Foote
Does a man let his fire insurance policy lapse because the year has passed without a fire?
"Euthenics, the science of controllable environment" by Ellen H. Richards
It was not ground on which Kafirs would make a stand under any circumstances, and it was not their policy to fire the first shot.
"Jasper Lyle" by Harriet Ward
The king dined with us next day, and we considered it policy to let him have a modicum of fire-water.
"The Island of Gold" by Gordon Stables
The witness Niven took out a policy three months before the fire, and sent in his claim straight off to me.
"The Mistress of Bonaventure" by Harold Bindloss

In poetry:

This the Banker suggested, and offered for hire
(On moderate terms), or for sale,
Two excellent Policies, one Against Fire,
And one Against Damage From Hail.
"The Hunting Of The Snark " by Lewis Carroll

In news:

Park sees fire policy risks, fails to act accordingly .
They live under threat of summary firing, in a culture where the raw exercise of corporate power is not only normal, but also government policy.
The Baton Rouge Police Department fired officer Derek Jason Burns on Friday afternoon for "violations of policy and procedure," a Police Department spokesman said.
Insurance – Suit on fire policy was untimely.
Park sees fire policy risks, fails to act accordingly.
Did fire policy burn Colorado.
Fire Policy in the West.
Fire Policy in the West.
In seeking bipartisan support for his economic policies, President Obama has tried every tip on the standard hospitality crib sheet: beer and football, milk and cookies, Earth, Wind and Fire.
A whistleblower fired earlier this year says the agency violated its own policy meant to ensure the use of sound science.
This is only the second time the DA has invoked a no- plea-bargain policy for fire-ban violators.
Honesty may be the best policy, but let's face it, everyone's pants are on fire from time to time.
NBC gloating over ABC's policy change prompts return fire By D.M.
Two Seminole County deputies have been fired for lying about a traffic stop and failing to follow department policy.
A quarter have fired an employee for violating corporate email policies.