crown fire

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n crown fire a forest fire that advances with great speed jumping from crown to crown ahead of the ground fire
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Usage

In literature:

Such are their songs of praise; they crown all with the cavern of Cacus and its fire-breathing lord.
"The Aeneid of Virgil" by Virgil
She passed up with the rest, letting her black cloak slip down to reveal her robe and crown of fire.
"Cruel As The Grave" by Mrs. Emma D. E. N. Southworth
Their billet at the fire was found, Whoever was deposed or crowned.
"The Book of Humorous Verse" by Various
And suddenly on this crown there burst out after the expiring fires of Lent, the flaming ruby of the Passion.
"En Route" by J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans
But the fire of logs is the crowning glory.
"Floyd Grandon's Honor" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
Amid fire and tumult he was crowned at Westminster.
"The Story of Rouen" by Sir Theodore Andrea Cook
They formed a vast crown, outlined with a delicate halo of fire.
"Mizora: A Prophecy" by Mary E. Bradley
The bulk of the Tories were on fire to gratify their old grudge against the Crown and its Ministers.
"History of the English People, Volume VII (of 8)" by John Richard Green
The fortifications at Crown Point were erected at a cost of ten million dollars, and up to that time had never a shot been fired from them.
"The Hero of Ticonderoga" by John de Morgan
Another, just off for Melbourne, told her that, in Australia, you could find fire-escapes to marry you for half-a-crown.
"The Bill-Toppers" by Andre Castaigne
Looking toward the ferries, I could count nine big skyscrapers, all crowned with fire, outlined in a lurid row against the sky line.
"Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror" by Richard Linthicum
As the new fires of the star in the Crown died out rapidly, it is possible that in their case there was actual combustion.
"Myths and Marvels of Astronomy" by Richard A. Proctor
There was no suggestion of a body, only that majestic head crowned with hyacinthine locks and limned in lambent fire.
"The Doomsman" by Van Tassel Sutphen
The Crown stood until 1780, when it was destroyed in a fire that swept the Long Wharf.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
The Magician sat on a throne, a sparkling crown on his head; his eyes blazed like a green fire, and instead of hands he had claws.
"The Green Fairy Book" by Various
He would assist at a fire in London, amid shouts from the mob, as he and his court alleged, of 'Crown him!
"Lord Chatham" by Archibald Phillip Primrose Rosebery
The hearth is in the midst: the herdsmen, round The cheerful fire, provoke his health in goblets crown'd.
"The Oxford Book of Latin Verse" by Various
He was a doughty, wrinkled hero, o'er fond of fire-water, and wore a battered silk hat for a crown.
"Historic Waterways--Six Hundred Miles of Canoeing Down the Rock, Fox, and Wisconsin Rivers" by Reuben Gold Thwaites
There was no firing; the cannon-crowned hills were silent.
"Historic Fredericksburg" by John T. Goolrick
The weather-cock crowning the tall spire of St. Saviour's was glowing like fire in the blue.
"My Danish Sweetheart, Volume 3 of 3" by William Clark Russell
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In poetry:

“Such meeting in their diadem
Of crowning love’s ethereal fire,
Himself he robs who robbeth them
Of their desire.
"The Letter L" by Jean Ingelow
'No frantic avarice fired my soul,
And Heaven my wishes crown'd;
For soon a fortune to my mind
With innocence I found.
"A Tale" by John Logan
Of my holy fire I'd give him,
Crowned monarch shall he be,
Ruling with a sway unquestioned
Over earth and air and sea.
"The Creation Of Man" by Morris Rosenfeld
The fires that rushed on Sinai down
In sudden torrents dread,
Now gently light, a glorious crown,
On every sainted head.
"Whitsunday" by John Keble
Across the sea, with fire and sword,
The English crown he won;
The lawless Scots they owned him lord,
But now his rule is done.
"The Burial of William - the Conqueror" by Robert Fuller Murray
On silver necklaces they strung
The light of stars, on crowns they hung
The dragon-fire, from twisted wire
The melody of harps they wrung.
"Over The Misty Mountains Cold" by J R R Tolkien

In news:

A brush fire erupted in Acton near Soledad Canyon and Crown Valley roads Tuesday afternoon.
FIRE IN THE ASHES Jonathan Kozol Crown $27, 368 pages.
Joshua Meier has been named Canton's new fire chief, a crowning achievement for a hometown - 11:14 am.
As seen from Crown Point, the fire rages above Coulee Dam and Elmer City.
During a community meeting Wednesday night, fire officials told Crown King residents that the fire has burned 5,430 acres so far and is 5% contained.
LAURA LEGERE / STAFF PHOTO A home a 1613 Crown Ave in Scranton is damaged after a fire early Sunday that police say was sparked by a neighbor's makeshift incendiary device.
Photos of Crown Heights fire.
Fire crowns in the trees on the High Park wildfire near Livermore, Colo. On Tuesday, June 19, 2012.
View full size Black Fire, Crown, 268 pp.
The so-called Gladiator Fire charred more than 16,000 acres near Crown King in mid-May.
Robert Lafountain and Assistant Zone Commander Patrick Ryan for the New York State Police hold a press conference at the Crown Point Fire House on June 19.
I have lived in Tusten all of my life and grew up attending the Narrowsburg Fire Departments festivities that included a parade, a field day with all the trimmings of a large fair, chicken BBQ and the crowning jewel of the fireworks display.
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In science:

Fire spread models for fuel layers other than surface fuels, such as crown fires or ground fires, are not covered.
A review of wildland fire spread modelling, 1990-present 2: Empirical and quasi-empirical models
Predicted ROS is the headfire ROS on level terrain under equilibrium conditions, thereby implicitly including effects of acceleration and crowning (Forestry Canada Fire Danger Group, 1992).
A review of wildland fire spread modelling, 1990-present 2: Empirical and quasi-empirical models
Recent work of the International Crown Fire Modelling Experiment (Stocks et al., 2004) has investigated the behaviour of fully-developed crown fires (which is not covered in this review as it is outside the scope of surface fire spread).
A review of wildland fire spread modelling, 1990-present 2: Empirical and quasi-empirical models
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