Singing flame

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Singing flame (Acoustics) a flame, as of hydrogen or coal gas, burning within a tube and so adjusted as to set the air within the tube in vibration, causing sound. The apparatus is called also chemical harmonicon.
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Usage

In literature:

A tambourine was played upon, a bell was rung, and a flaming banjo went singing around the room.
"Masterpieces of Mystery In Four Volumes" by Various
A tambourine was played upon, a bell was rung, and a flaming banjo went singing around the room.
"Tales of Fantasy and Fact" by Brander Matthews
You must go alone to hear your old flame, Morabita, sing.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
Away with choirs loud-voiced and clad in white, Singing their hymns about the flaming altars!
"Life Immovable" by Kostes Palamas
A second butterfly went forth, and approached so close to the flame as to singe his wings.
"Mystics and Saints of Islam" by Claud Field
Then the birds began to sing, and soon the sun came leaping over the forest like a horse of flame.
"Kari the Elephant" by Dhan Gopal Mukerji
The torch on the ground has set fire to the splinters of wood, and the flames have singed his beard.
"The Temptation of St. Antony" by Gustave Flaubert
A tambourine was played upon, a bell was rung, and a flaming banjo went singing around the room.
"Humorous Ghost Stories" by Dorothy Scarborough
Others, like moths, not yet singed, were hovering ever closer to the bright, cruel flame.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
Then, snatching me up, he threw me on the hearth, so that the flames began to singe my hair.
"Weird Tales. Vol. I" by E. T. A. Hoffmann
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In poetry:

Here once, returning never,
The feet of song have trod;
And flashed — Oh, once forever! —
The singing Flame of God.
"The Poet's Town" by John Gneisenau Neihardt
O folk who scorn my stiff gray gown,
My dull and foolish face,—
Can ye not see my Soul flash down,
A singing flame through space?
"Souls" by Fannie Stearns Davis
My limbs are wasted with a flame,
My feet are sore with travelling,
For, calling on my Lady's name,
My lips have now forgot to sing.
"La Bella Donna Della Mia Mente" by Oscar Wilde
I love the morning's flame, the steep
Where down the vapour clings:
I love the clouds that float and sleep,
And every bird that sings.
"Amor Vitae" by Archibald Lampman
The winds sing as they sang to them;
The waving bracken is the same;
The hills still wear their diadem
Of heather and the sunset's flame.
"By Saint Mary's Lake" by Alexander Anderson
Had George, ye Sophs, committed sin?
No! yet he found a hell within;
The flames of which attack'd his wife,
And sing'd her happiness for life.
"The Jealous Head" by William Hutton

In news:

It sizzles briefly whenever people open their mouths to sing, flames out, then flashes to life again when someone lights another musical sparkler.
Many are singed by the fire of righteous rock 'n' roll, but few bathe so fully in those dancing flames as does "Colonel" J.D.
Then it singes your throat with its flaming jet-fuel flavor, rendering your throat desiccated and begging for mercy.
James Brown & His Famous Flames Sing Christmas Songs.
Amy Grant sings at Oklahoma City Kappa Alpha Theta Flaming Festival.
Jon Bibbs sings about his on "Ode to Old Flames.".
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