Fire-proofing

Definitions

  • Kiln Door Construction. Doors Seated. Fire-proof Construction
    Kiln Door Construction. Doors Seated. Fire-proof Construction
  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Fire-proofing the act of rendering anything fireproof: the materials used
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Quotations

  • Benjamin Franklin
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    “The proof of gold is fire...”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. fýr; Ger. feuer; Gr. pyr.

Usage

In literature:

Of this they gave proof, for they got some smaller guns on the quarter-deck slewed round, and began firing away at the boats.
"The Three Midshipmen" by W.H.G. Kingston
The building is very substantial and well constructed, is fire-proof, and cost about $40,000.
"Glances at Europe" by Horace Greeley
Of the superior weight of metal in the pursuer we saw sufficient proofs in the unremitting fire.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 54, No. 334, August 1843" by Various
On Sept. 1, 1899, the society had on the shelves of its fire-proof vault 4,250 of these volumes.
"The History of Minnesota and Tales of the Frontier" by Charles E. Flandrau
It helped him to bear the terrible pain, for it was a proof that the fire was doing its work.
"In the Musgrave Ranges" by Jim Bushman
They walked to a flight of four steps leading through a fire-proof door to the wings.
"The Education of Eric Lane" by Stephen McKenna
How can a man rehearse to a fire-proof curtain?
"Mummery" by Gilbert Cannan
Fire-proof floors over hot rooms may be of any design that is also heat-proof.
"The Turkish Bath" by Robert Owen Allsop
True, there was no definite proof to connect him with the fire but it was too probable a hypothesis to be lightly dismissed.
"The Monk of Hambleton" by Armstrong Livingston
Strong fire-proof safes, cash and deed boxes.
"Notes and Queries, Number 233, April 15, 1854" by Various
In this room we have a large vault, containing a fire-proof safe of the latest type.
"Solaris Farm" by Milan C. Edson
The rooms there were fire-proof.
"Eyes Like the Sea" by Mór Jókai
List of Fire-Proof Office Buildings.
"Atlanta" by Atlanta Chamber of Commerce
The enemy returned our fire, and hoisted their colours as a proof of earnest and total defiance of our power.
"Memoirs of the Extraordinary Military Career of John Shipp" by John Shipp
These walls will last for centuries, are proof against rain, wind, and fire, and are superior in solidity to any cement.
"Cottage Building in Cob, Pisé, Chalk and Clay" by Clough Williams-Ellis
The final testing is by firing proofs, as in the case of the old gunpowders.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 4" by Various
Only an iron-clad, fire-proof brain could endure it, I am sure.
"An American Girl Abroad" by Adeline Trafton
TO MAKE PAPER FIRE AND WATER-PROOF.
"Paper and Printing Recipes" by J. Sawtelle Ford
Kura, a fire-proof storehouse, 147, 171, 173.
"Japanese Girls and Women" by Alice Mabel Bacon
Those at any rate were not proof against the axe or against fire.
"Above the Battle" by Romain Rolland
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In poetry:

I took my heart from the fire of love,
Molten and warm not yet shaped clear.
And tempered it to steel of proof
Upon the anvil-block of fear.
"The Volunteer" by Ewart Alan Mackintosh
To believe beyond heart's flare
No fire is, nor in any book proof
Sun hoists soul up after lids fall shut;
So she wills all to the black king.
The worst sloven
"Vanity Fair" by Sylvia Plath
Black and stiff, but not a bad fit.
Will you marry it?
It is waterproof, shatterproof, proof
Against fire and bombs through the roof.
Believe me, they'll bury you in it.
"The Applicant" by Sylvia Plath
A horse, may a good stallion prove, when blind —
A fallen proof, may to the fire be thrown —
Some use, one for a broken pot may find —
But nought can, with an idle priest, be done.
"The Duty Of Clergymen" by Rees Prichard
Ottima
You brought those foreign prints. We looked at them
Over the wine and fruit. I had to scheme
To get him from the fire. Nothing but saying
His own set wants the proof-mark, roused him up
To hunt them out.
"Pippa Passes: Part I: Morning" by Robert Browning

In news:

Bullet proof in the line of fire .
A local fire department sends new recruits to Firefighter I classes and with proof of the certification gets reimbursed for the cost through a training grant from the state fire marshal.
And two of the Philly Warlocks , including Maloney, were wearing bullet-proof vests when they opened fire on the Warlocks .
Bullet proof glass CEO lets employee fire on him bulletproof .
The law also states if the fire gets out of control , that is proof the firebreak was insufficient and the property owner will be held liable.
You may have heard me mention on New Jersey 101.5 that the rock band "REO Speedwagon" took their name from a fire truck HERE is proof in pictures.
You may have heard me mention on New Jersey 101.5 that the rock band REO Speedwagon took their name from a fire truck HERE is proof in.
Police departments, firefighters, medical responders all have different forms of protection while they are on the job, whether they are bullet proof vests, fire resistant clothing or rubber gloves.
As further proof that teachers don't get paid nearly enough, a heroic elementary school teacher recently rescued a toddler from a SUV that had caught fire in the pickup lane at Cameron Ranch Elementary School in Carmichael, CA.
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