fire walking

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fire walking the ceremony of walking barefoot over hot stones or a bed of embers
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Usage

In literature:

But they lighted no fires, and they kept very quiet, since they wished for Tandakora to walk into an ambush.
"The Sun Of Quebec" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Ross was the nearer of the two, walking like a cat, slowly, ready to spring or fire at the slightest movement.
"Treachery in Outer Space" by Carey Rockwell and Louis Glanzman
Many, however, walked about calmly, as if in contempt of the fire.
"With Kitchener in the Soudan" by G. A. Henty
From the start the tanks had been doing great work, walking over machine guns and killing hundreds with their own machine gun fire.
"Into the Jaws of Death" by Jack O'Brien
Hume walked slowly back to the fire, when he saw Rovald going up the ramp into the spacer.
"Star Hunter" by Andre Alice Norton
The man turned and walked to the fire, and Susan saw it was Zavier.
"The Emigrant Trail" by Geraldine Bonner
He was walking steadily backward, loading and firing with incredible rapidity.
"The Southerner" by Thomas Dixon
The men were walking on fire!
"Deeds that Won the Empire" by W. H. Fitchett
We fire on them, we walk about within less than a mile of them, and they maintain an ominous silence.
"Diary of the Besieged Resident in Paris" by Henry Labouchère
He walked to the fire-place and looked on the mantel for a book.
"The Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, January 1844" by Various
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In poetry:

So Abram, by divine command,
Left his own house to walk with God;
His faith beheld the promised land,
And fired his zeal along the road.
"Hymn 129" by Isaac Watts
'Now sleeps the crimson petal, now the white;
Nor waves the cypress in the palace walk;
Nor winks the gold fin in the porphyry font:
The fire-fly wakens: wake thou with me.
"from 'The Princess'" by Alfred Lord Tennyson
The three young captives, by their gracious Sire,
Were from the glowing furnace sav'd of yore,
And walk'd unhurt, amidst the raging fire —
Because their God they in remembrance bore.
"Advice To Serve God" by Rees Prichard
The orb which ruled thy natal night,
And usher'd in a greater light,
Than sets the pole on fire;
With undiminish'd lustre crown'd,
Unwearied walks th' eternal round,
Amid the heavenly quire.
"Ode to a Man of Letters" by John Logan
Her arms and head were bare, seemly she walked
All in her smock so modest as she might;
Upon her shoulders hung a painted cape
For horrible adornment, flames of fire
Portrayed upon it, and mocking demon heads.
"The Maid-Martyr" by Jean Ingelow
The question falls: we walk in silence together,
Thinking of that deep vault and of its secret . . .
This lamp, these books, this fire
Are suddenly blown away in a whistling darkness.
Deep walls crash down in the whirlwind of desire.
"The House Of Dust: Part 03: 11:" by Conrad Potter Aiken

In news:

Friendship Fire Co mpany hosted its first annual 5K run/walk event for Breast Cancer Awareness on Oct 27.
As a Charlotte County Fire Lieutenant walked around the house Turner came out yelling profanities, ordering him off the property.
Members of the Roland and Liliana Garcia family walk through their home east of Duchesne, Tuesday, Dec 11, 2012, one day after fire destroyed nearly everything the family owns.
The Gardiner Fire Department held its 10th annual 5K Classic Run/Walk on July 19, 2012 in which Gianna Frontera took first place among the women runners.
The investigation into fired Freeborn County jail administrator Marcellino Peña began after a 19-year-old woman reportedly walked off the job in June.
Sparky the Fire Dog high-five s third and fourth-graders at Parkers Chapel School as they line up to walk through a Parkers Chapel Volunteer Fire Department fire truck at the school on Tuesday after learning about fire safety and prevention.
Bun, who was 17 at the time of the shooting, testified during his trial that he had no idea that a deputy was walking up to his friend's car, so he opened fire.
An MTS repairman walked into an East Village bus yard before the end of his shift, telling co-workers "no one's leaving here," then opened fire, killing one coworker and injuring another.
Police have arrested a man they said was reportedly drunk, and walking along a local road, firing a 16 gauge shotgun into the woods.
Two people are in the hospital Sunday morning recovering from gunshot wounds, after a man allegedly walked up to them outside a Mira Mesa house and opened fire with a shotgun.
When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned.
Walked outside and saw this in the east sky over yakima firing center.
A 64-year-old man walked into a southeastern Michigan police station Sunday and opened fire, precipitating a shootout that ended with him dead and a police officer wounded, police said.
Mark Wimmer walks past rain puddles on his way to the West End Fire Company in Quakertown to vote on election day Tuesday morning.
These should help fuel the fire of speed walking for the Zero-K.
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