• WordNet 3.6
    • n firelighter (a piece of) a substance that burns easily and can be used to start a coal or coke fire
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n firelighter A composition of inflammable materials, as pitch and sawdust, used for kindling fires.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Firelighter a composition of pitch and sawdust, or the like, for kindling fires
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. fýr; Ger. feuer; Gr. pyr.


In literature:

But there was something very transfiguring in the firelight of his bedroom hearth.
"The Divine Fire" by May Sinclair
The firelight showed in silhouette the outlines of her face.
"The Way of a Man" by Emerson Hough
It was strange to look round the low cottage room by the flickering, fast-dying firelight.
"Uncle Max" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
They seemed to her to gleam red in the glancing firelight.
"The Odds" by Ethel M. Dell
Presently Ronnie rose, turned off the electric light, and seated himself on the rug in the firelight, resting his head against his wife's knees.
"The Upas Tree" by Florence L. Barclay
She might have been a daughter of Satan as she stood, the firelight picking out those jeweled horns and slippers.
"The Witness" by Grace Livingston Hill Lutz
There was a sensation of softness as when one lies full length in sunshine or is caressed by firelight.
"The Voice of the People" by Ellen Glasgow
The stairway down, from landing to landing, lay in shadow, but as he approached the hall he caught the firelight.
"Foes" by Mary Johnston
Then he took a paper and sat down to read in the firelight.
"A Man for the Ages" by Irving Bacheller
But had he come down to Gallito's cabin earlier in the evening he would not have found her brooding on the firelight.
"The Black Pearl" by Mrs. Wilson Woodrow

In poetry:

And then, while round them shadows gathered faster,
And as the firelight fell,
He read aloud the book wherein the Master
Had writ of "Little Nell."
"Dickens In Camp" by Francis Bret Harte
And when the busy day is done
    And work is ended, voices cease,
When every one has said good night,
    In fading firelight then in peace
"Together" by Sarah Orne Jewett
Comrade, keen for the hunt and kill;
Comrade, patient and strong and wise,
The firelight flares--and I see you still,
Calling me with your wistful eyes.
"To My Dog,"Quien Sabe"" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
WHEN you have tidied all things for the night,
And while your thoughts are fading to their sleep,
You'll pause a moment in the late firelight,
Too sorrowful to weep.
"Solitude" by Harold Monro
The vicar sat in the firelight's glow,
The volume in his hand
That brought to his hearth the bitter woe
Which only a husband and father can know,
And truly understand.
"The Peace Advocate" by Howard Phillips Lovecraft
The vicar sat in the firelight's glow,
A volume in his hand,
And a tear he shed for the widespread woe,
And the anguish brought by the vicious foe
That overran the land.
"The Peace Advocate" by Howard Phillips Lovecraft

In news:

Fun by firelight Celebrate summer with these yummy treats and silly games by the campfire.
" Firelight ": Hallmark Hall of Fame movie subtle, uplifting.
From left, Q'orianka Kilcher and DeWanda Wise of " Firelight ".
Cuba Gooding Jr to Star in ' Firelight ' TV Movie for ABC.
Cuba Gooding Jr is set to star in Hallmark Hall of Fame TV movie Firelight for ABC.
Or poured Jack Daniel's down your throat, while his bald head and wolf's-tail Mohawk glinted with firelight.
A visit to the island is a pleasant prologue to Firelight Expedition's Palahala, in southwest Tanzania 's Katavi National Park, where wildlife viewing reaches new heights.
Cuba Gooding Jr to Star in 'Firelight' TV Movie for ABC.
Firelight Performing Arts Academy presents Scrooge the Musical.
The caramelized-syrup windows of this colonial house are lit from within by a string of holiday bulbs, which flicker and glow like firelight.
Why relegate the pleasures of a crackling firelight to just one room of the house.
"Firelight": Hallmark Hall of Fame movie subtle, uplifting .
From left, Q'orianka Kilcher and DeWanda Wise of "Firelight".
DON'T GET US WRONG: We like a traditional Valentine's dinner, the firelight, the starched tablecloth, the waiters who try table check-ins between smooches.