firebug

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n firebug a true bug: brightly colored bug that can exude a stain
    • n firebug a criminal who illegally sets fire to property
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n firebug An incendiary.
    • n firebug Same as cabbage-bug.
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Usage

In literature:

I've been over that thing time and time again, and I've felt like I was sort of a firebug myself sometimes.
"Cap'n Eri" by Joseph Crosby Lincoln
On the other hand, the firebug will not fire if he knows it will not be tolerated.
"Practical Forestry in the Pacific Northwest" by Edward Tyson Allen
A notable criminal; a firebug caught in the act, and attempting to escape.
"Bakemono Yashiki (The Haunted House)" by James S. De Benneville
And there's a firebug.
"The Best Made Plans" by Everett B. Cole
Hang their firebug where everyone can see him, in the middle of the town.
"The Cattle-Baron's Daughter" by Harold Bindloss
Firebugs don't grow in the ocean, like crabs.
"The Girl Scouts at Sea Crest" by Lillian Garis
The sex maniac, the firebug, or the goon who gets a thrill out of beating people.
"Nor Iron Bars a Cage...." by Gordon Randall Garrett
What about that firebug of yours?
"An Amateur Fireman" by James Otis
They have been looking everywhere for the firebug, and offer a fifty-dollar reward.
"Airship Andy" by Frank V. Webster
The girl is a regular little firebug!
"The Girls of Central High" by Gertrude W. Morrison
Such laxity could only embolden the firebugs and encourage an epidemic of burnings.
"The Incendiary" by W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy
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In news:

Image Gallery for Residents fear firebug on the loose.
Firebug episode lacks any heat.
Frisch 's 'Firebugs' offers clarion call about fundamentalists in Iran and the U.S. Join our weekly newsletter.
A Harlem firebug randomly torched eight parked cars before sunrise Tuesday, providing a fiery wake-up call for the distraught vehicle owners.
This year, Tony tackled the firebug who has been setting fire to downtown homes, likely for years.
Frisch's 'Firebugs' offers clarion call about fundamentalists in Iran and the U.S. Join our weekly newsletter.
I wrote this morning that the financial-reform bill is like taking a firebug's matches away and leaving him with his blowtorch.
JD McPherson and band - perform "Firebug" live in studio at The Current.
A series of building fires in Talkeetna over the past two weeks has residents concerned about a possible firebug at work.
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In science:

Firebug , a well-known Firefox debugger, can help quite significantly but it frequently happens that the line with the bug is a dozen lines away of where it was reported. Debuggers for Opera and Internet Explorer do give you a insight into the DOM tree but are not well suited for debugging JavaScript.
Analysis of Using Browser-native Technology to Build Rich Internet Applications for Image Manipulation
Debugging during execution of the code is possible using Firebug’s watch statements and breakpoints but we found out that implementing PHP error code system in JavaScript is far more time efficient.
Analysis of Using Browser-native Technology to Build Rich Internet Applications for Image Manipulation
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