• Blazes' on Trees
    Blazes' on Trees
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj blazing shining intensely "the blazing sun","blinding headlights","dazzling snow","fulgent patterns of sunlight","the glaring sun"
    • adj blazing without any attempt at concealment; completely obvious "blatant disregard of the law","a blatant appeal to vanity","a blazing indiscretion"
    • n blazing a strong flame that burns brightly "the blaze spread rapidly"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The peris, who resemble angels, appear in a blaze of light The peris, who resemble angels, appear in a blaze of light
Blazing the trail by bending down and breaking branches Blazing the trail by bending down and breaking branches
Returning to camp by the blazed trail Returning to camp by the blazed trail

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Blazing Burning with a blaze; as, a blazing fire; blazing torches.
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  • Saki
    “Think how many blameless lives are brightened by the blazing indiscretions of other people.”
  • James Baldwin
    “If the relationship of father to son could really be reduced to biology, the whole earth would blaze with the glory of fathers and sons.”
  • Felix Adler
    Felix Adler
    “The hero is one who kindles a great light in the world, who sets up blazing torches in the dark streets of life for men to see by.”
  • Samuel Johnson
    “Pleasure is very seldom found where it is sought. Our brightest blazes are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks.”
  • Samuel Johnson
    “The blaze of reputation cannot be blown out, but it often dies in the socket; a very few names may be considered as perpetual lamps that shine unconsumed.”
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    “Men of genius are often dull and inert in society; as the blazing meteor, when it descends to earth, is only a stone.”


Hot as blue blazes - If something's as hot as blue blazes, it's extremely hot.


In literature:

I could see he was looking up at me and his eyes were blazing and he was making a sound that gave me the shudders.
"Roy Blakely, Pathfinder" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
If Lafe found no fault with Blue Blazes, the colt found no fault with Lafe.
"Horses Nine" by Sewell Ford
A huge bundle of reeds, blazing fiercely, was thrust in, and dropped.
"Jack Haydon's Quest" by John Finnemore
A retainer of Matsudaira Nobutsuna he had not been the last man to force his way into the blazing ruins of Arima castle.
"Bakemono Yashiki (The Haunted House)" by James S. De Benneville
As the fire blazed up and she grew warmer, she tried to review the situation.
"Ted Strong in Montana" by Edward C. Taylor
There the blazed trees begin, and you will have to go from one to another.
"A Busy Year at the Old Squire's" by Charles Asbury Stephens
If 't w'an't so everlastin' cold, I'd take him right into the clock-room, an' blaze a fire; but he'd see right through that.
"Tiverton Tales" by Alice Brown
Then he began to roll toward the fire, which was now blazing up more brightly than ever.
"The Boy Land Boomer" by Ralph Bonehill
Blaze ahead now and give the boy what you said you would.
"Torchy" by Sewell Ford
I was about to suggest this to Rectus, when suddenly Corny sprang to her feet, and began blazing away at something ahead.
"A Jolly Fellowship" by Frank R. Stockton

In poetry:

And far in the hazy distance
Of that lovely night in June,
The blaze of the flaming furnace
Gleamed redder than the moon.
"The Bridge" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Then the Jubilee year would come;
On spire and dome you'd see
Inscribed in blazing characters,
That all mankind are free.
"Liberty Or Death" by James Madison Bell
Because I sought—I sought it so
And spent my days to find—
It blazed one moment ere it left
The blacker night behind.
"Gods of the East" by Rudyard Kipling
Beside her, in the hearth's sweet blaze
And leaning on her knee,
Is one—a woman in her ways—
Though but a child is she.
"Connelbush" by Alexander Anderson
The King is seen raging afar,
With all his men of might;
Like blazing comets scattering death
Thro' the red fev'rous night.
"Gwin King of Norway" by William Blake
Grandpas sitting by the fender,
Reading by the faggots' blaze,
What knew they of modern splendor
Found in incandescent rays?
"The Boys' And Girls' Thanksgiving of 1892" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

In news:

The heat of this past summer may have finally given way to cooler autumn days, yet two plants continue to make a determined display of blazing orange flowers, reminiscent of the sun.
At top from left, Firefighter Kevin Chenet and Engineer Bob Pursley operate a master stream while, at bottom from left, Engineer Mark Brown and Firefighter Gregg Mathiak work a handline to extinguish the blaze.
The blaze alongside northbound Highway 13 near the Moraga Avenue East off-ramp was reported around 6:10 am, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Twenty-six hours after a fast-moving wildfire erupted in the foothills west of Boulder, an investigator taking photographs in the area of the blaze's origin felt a wave of heat radiating against his backside.
Fire Alarm Fails in Colorado High-Rise Blaze.
BUFORD — An early afternoon blaze caused "significant" damage to a Buford home Thursday.
Blaze, NKF&R's fire dog, dies at 13.
KINGSTON — Blaze, the famous North Kitsap Fire & Rescue dog, died Tuesday following a brief illness.
Fire officials say a four-alarm blaze at Lancaster dairy farm.
An FDNY lieutenent died fighting a three-alarm blaze in a Brooklyn warehouse Monday.
A blaze that destroyed the Islamic Center of Savannah has been ruled an arson, said Bob Klitsch, chief investigator of the Savannah Fire and Emergency Services.
D-Blaze fire retardant treated wood.
Condo fire set the blaze.
The blaze was reported at 10:19 pm at the church at 1823 Ninth St, according to the dispatcher.
The blaze started around noon Tuesday at 5045 W Old Highway Road in Mountain Green and spread into a nearby field.

In science:

This FZL is blazed for high efficiency; close to 100% at the blaze wavelength -excluding reflecting effects on entrance and exit surfaces- which improves the overall transmission of the instrument.
Fresnel Interferometric Imager: ground-based prototype
Although theoretically perfect, this correction is bandpass limited to ∆λ/λ ≃ 30% in practice, mainly due to the blaze angle mismatch of the secondary Fresnel lens with non optimal wavelengths (see below).
Fresnel Interferometric Imager: ground-based prototype
As the nominal profile depth varies with λ, the FZL built are optimized only for λblaze = 600 nm.
Fresnel Interferometric Imager: ground-based prototype
We have made numerical simulations by Fresnel propagation of the diverging FZL alone and of the complete prototype, including the primary array, field optics, zero order blocking mask, corrector blazed FZL with its discretization due to the manufacturing process, and final converging lens.
Fresnel Interferometric Imager: ground-based prototype
The computed efficiency as a function of wavelength for a cophased diverging FZL blazed at λ= 600 nm is plotted in Fig. 9.
Fresnel Interferometric Imager: ground-based prototype