fire insurance

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fire insurance insurance against loss due to fire
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Fire insurance See under Fire.
    • Fire insurance the act or system of insuring against fire; also, a contract by which an insurance company undertakes, in consideration of the payment of a premium or small percentage -- usually made periodically -- to indemnify an owner of property from loss by fire during a specified period.
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Quotations

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    “Religion is insurance in this world against fire in the next.”

Usage

In literature:

The firing line can rarely be controlled by the voice alone; thorough training to insure the proper use of prescribed signals is necessary.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
The first fire insurance office in America, Boston, 1724.
"One Thousand Secrets of Wise and Rich Men Revealed" by C. A. Bogardus
This stove is approved by Fire Insurance Underwriters.
"The Art of Stage Dancing" by Ned Wayburn
Was she not relying on the house not catching fire instead of negotiating insurance policies or providing fire extinguishers?
"Somehow Good" by William de Morgan
The discovery of fire and the invention of clothing and habitation were not enough to insure man's preservation.
"Man And His Ancestor" by Charles Morris
Besides this, he had also become an agent for Insurances of all sorts Fire, Life, Hail, and Cattle.
"Waldfried" by Berthold Auerbach
Also, they insured you against loss by fire.
"You Too Can Be A Millionaire" by Noel Miller Loomis
Carry adequate insurance on buildings, equipment and furniture as protection against fire loss.
"A Living from the Land" by William B. Duryee
But he is not an insurer of the property; and therefore is not liable for loss by fire unless he has been negligent.
"Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman" by Albert Sidney Bolles
His father was in coal, railroads, and fire insurance.
"H. R." by Edwin Lefevre
One day the shanty caught fire from a defective flue and his idol was burned and there was no insurance.
"The Book of Gud" by Dan Spain
The Camp Fire girls had not erred in their prediction that their guardian's reputation was sufficient to insure them a large audience.
"The Camp Fire Girls Behind the Lines" by Margaret O'Bannon Womack Vandercook
The agents of the insurance company asked us to tear down a building about six houses to the leeward of the fire.
"The Story of a Strange Career" by Anonymous
He was up on the roof of the Continental Fire Insurance building, out on the cornice, and looked down on the procession.
"Village Life in America 1852-1872" by Caroline Cowles Richards
There was no loss by fire, and I think the insurance against storms was trivial.
"The Complete Story of the Galveston Horror" by Various
And would any fire at all perhaps make it dangerous and affect the fire-insurance?
"The Enchanted Barn" by Grace Livingston Hill Lutz
He was president of the Norwich Union Fire and Life Insurance Societies.
"Norfolk Annals A Chronological Record of Remarkable Events in the Nineteeth Century, Vol. 1" by Charles Mackie
This was a risk against which he had to be insured, as much as against fire or shipwreck.
"The Story of the Atlantic Telegraph" by Henry M. (Henry Martyn) Field
These were the old Tory ministers, who took such wise and safe precautions against fire, that an insurance-office was never needed.
"Nuts and Nutcrackers" by Charles James Lever
Competition and public opinion generally impose this decrease of the insurance rates as soon as there is a greater immunity from fire.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 4" by Various
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In poetry:

To fire and floods with thee he'll down,
His promise this insures,
Whose credit cannot burn nor drown;
Thy Husband's truth endures.
"The Believer's Jointure : Chapter II." by Ralph Erskine

In news:

The New Jersey firm Insurance Services Office (ISO), which advises insurers on rates, has given the city of Pigeon Forge a class 3 fire protection rating.
Plaintiff's submission of fraudulent invoices to support her insurance claim for damages following a fire at her business entitled defendant insurer to void the policy and deny the claim.
Managing Editor Despite the apparent departure of one of the four fire companies from the Lackawaxen Fire Commission, the remaining three learned at their Sept 13 meeting that they will still benefit from reduced insurance costs.
Toronto fire cuts could hike insurance premiums, former chief warns.
The home was in foreclosure and the fire was set in order to collect the insurance money, according to prosecutors.
Comedian Gilbert Gottfried issued an apology Tuesday for several insensitive , Japan-related tweets that got him fired from his spokesperson gig at insurance company Aflac.
Florida Gov Rick Scott wants inspector general to look into firings at state-backed insurer.
(AP) — Gov Rick Scott asked Inspector General Melinda Miguel on Monday to investigate the recent firings of four Citizens Property Insurance Corp.
Conditions at Colorado Springs, CO. Information about mudslides and flood insurance for those affected by the Waldo Canyon fire can be found by clicking here.
The fire protection rating that affects home insurance rates has been improved in Campbell, which is good news for homeowners.
Habitat for Humanity awaits word from insurance co mpany on fire.
Fire Chiefs fight against insurance co mpany demands with a new bill.
Insuring your small business against a natural disaster, a fire or a catastrophic event is almost an afterthought in the scheme of daily operations, but it shouldn't be.
Atlas Twp.-Township officials are confident that residents will have lower home insurance rates and outstanding fire protection.
Effective Aug 1, the Insurance Services Office rating for Forest Park residents improves from Class 3 to Class 2, said fire chief Eddie Buckholts.
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