fire extinguisher

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fire extinguisher a manually operated device for extinguishing small fires
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • fire extinguisher a portable device designed to deliver chemicals, usually in a stream, that can suppress or extinguish a fire. Examples of fire extinghuishers are a carbon dioxide extinguisher, or CO2 extinguisher, and soda-acid extinguisher.
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Quotations

  • Francois De La Rochefoucauld
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    “Absence diminishes little passions and increases great ones, as wind extinguishes candles and fans a fire.”
  • Francis Bacon
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    “Good fame is like fire; when you have kindled you may easily preserve it; but if you extinguish it, you will not easily kindle it again.”
  • Frank Tebbets
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    “A life without love in it is like a heap of ashes upon a deserted hearth, with the fire dead, the laughter stilled and the light extinguished.”

Usage

In literature:

You have the honour to serve in the biggest fire-extinguishing institution on earth.
"The Mummy and Miss Nitocris" by George Griffith
Deprived of water, Baldwin, who was brave enough, made shift with wine, using it both for cookery and extinguishing the fires.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Exeter" by Percy Addleshaw
Thus passed away a portion of the night, when suddenly the lake boiled up, surged, foaming, upon the fire and half-extinguished it.
"Tales of Wonder Every Child Should Know" by Various
Chemical extinguishers are all smothering agents, and you just can't smother a wax fire.
"Four-Day Planet" by Henry Beam Piper
At first it was thought to be an accident, and without waiting for orders from above, the fire-extinguishing apparatus was got ready.
"Banzai!" by Ferdinand Heinrich Grautoff
We will neither break the ice in the Oder, nor extinguish the numerous fires.
"Napoleon and the Queen of Prussia" by L. Mühlbach,
In June 1801 a fire broke out in the roof of the nave, but was extinguished before much damage had been done.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Norwich" by C. H. B. Quennell
Again, Korovin sallied out, drove them off, and extinguished the fire.
"Vikings of the Pacific" by Agnes C. Laut
It was found impossible to extinguish the fire.
"The Insurrection in Paris" by An Englishman: Davy
Fire is to be dreaded; great care should be taken in extinguishing the light.
"The Yotsuya Kwaidan or O'Iwa Inari" by James S. De Benneville
The Rebellion was extinguished in blood and fire.
"Home Rule" by Harold Spender
Whoever was here must have seen us coming, and tried to extinguish the fire when they caught sight of us.
"A Final Reckoning" by G. A. Henty
The fire, which had flickered up fitfully at intervals, was entirely extinguished.
"The Mask" by Arthur Hornblow
I was in the dingy room before the fire, which was by this time half extinguished.
"Lavengro the Scholar - the Gypsy - the Priest" by George Borrow
Scenes would be shown in which the settler (Mr. DeVere) and his helpers would try to extinguish the fire before they fled from it.
"The Moving Picture Girls at Rocky Ranch" by Laura Lee Hope
A quarrel ensued as to whether the fire should be extinguished or allowed to burn.
"David Lannarck, Midget" by George S. Harney
Supper was eaten in camp before dark and the cook fire then extinguished.
"Grace Harlowe's Overland Riders Among the Kentucky Mountaineers" by Jessie Graham Flower
At last the fire seemed to lose its force, and was extinguished at one corner of the roof.
"Young Captain Jack" by Horatio Alger and Arthur M. Winfield
It is a good plan to throw water on the patient immediately after the fire has been put out, so as to extinguish the smoldering fire.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Volume IV. (of IV.)" by Grant Hague
Meantime Jack and those under his command were making every effort which men could make to extinguish the fire.
"The Three Admirals" by W.H.G. Kingston
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In poetry:

Mournful and still it was at day's decline,
The day we entered there;
As in a loveless heart, at the lone shrine,
The fires extinguished were.
"The Quiet Rural Church" by Victor Marie Hugo
Heart is scorched by non-extinguished fire,
Till the day, in which, as made of light,
Walls of New Jerusalem will spire
On the fields of my beloved land.
"Only Serpents" by Nikolai Stepanovich Gumilev
Grown old, and faded, Sweet! and past desire,
Let memory die, lest there be too much ruth,
Remembering the old, extinguished fire
Of our divine, lost youth.
""Cease smilng, Dear! a little while be sad "" by Ernest Christopher Dowson
The sacred fire upon th' altar li't,
Never with-held from man its radiance bright —
To manifest that thou shou'dst ne'er permit
Thy zeal for pray'r to be extinguish'd quite.
"Concerning Prayer, And Its Proper Requisites" by Rees Prichard
Melecano. Command us, mighty Lord; what are thy wishes?
Wouldst thou extinguish the new-risen sun?
Behold what stores I bring
Of darkness and of fire!
Alas! with fury Melecano burns.
"Adam: A Sacred Drama. Act 1. " by William Cowper

In news:

LONGVIEW — Longview firefighters have extinguished a fire on the 300 block of Davis St.
Employees extinguish fire at Long John Silver's.
They also opened a hole in the roof and extinguished some other flames, and the fire was out by 9:20 pm, Johnson said.
New Waverly Structure Fire Extinguished .
Firefighters Extinguish Barn Fire in New Waverly.
The sprinkler system extinguished the majority of the fire, according to information from the Ogden Fire Department.
Fire crews made access to the south wall and found active fire burning which was immediately extinguished .
Firefighters work to extinguish Kona fire.
Firefighters from Lake Valley Fire Protection District and the US Forest Service extinguished a wildfire near Luther Pass Tuesday afternoon.
Firefighters extinguished the fire in seven minutes.
Firefighters quickly extinguished a garage fire in Greenacres and prevented it from spreading to an attached house.
Conditions at Lexington, Blue Grass Airport, KY. Officials at the federal government's Y-12 nuclear weapons plant say a small fire today at the Oak Ridge, Tennessee, facility was quickly extinguished .
House fire extinguished in Plymouth.
Fire extinguished at National Guard facility in Groton.
Small fire at REG facility quickly extinguished .
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In science:

Fires were allowed to spread until they self-extinguished.
A review of wildland fire spread modelling, 1990-present 2: Empirical and quasi-empirical models
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