Fire setting


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Fire setting (Mining) the process of softening or cracking the working face of a lode, to facilitate excavation, by exposing it to the action of fire; -- now generally superseded by the use of explosives.
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  • Reggie Leach
    Reggie Leach
    “Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion, you must set yourself on fire first.”
  • Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort
    “We leave unmolested those who set the fire to the house, and prosecute those who sound the alarm.”
  • John Wesley
    “I set myself on fire and people come to watch me burn.”
  • Ellen Glasgow
    Ellen Glasgow
    “I haven't much opinion of words. They're apt to set fire to a dry tongue, that's what I say.”


Set the Thames on fire - If you do something remarkable, you set the Thames on fire, though this expression is used in the negative; someone who is dull or undistiguished will never set the Thames on fire.


In literature:

Alleging that they had been fired on by civilians, they set fire to two quarters of the town.
"Current History, A Monthly Magazine" by New York Times
A fire was set going, and the camels were laden by its light.
"From Pole to Pole" by Sven Anders Hedin
You've set it on fire!
"A Campfire Girl's First Council Fire" by Jane L. Stewart
In de winter we would set around de fire and listen to our Mammy and Pappy tell ghost tales and witch tales.
"Slave Narratives, Oklahoma" by Various
Whilst they were in a state of intoxication, he set fire to the fort.
"Memoirs of the Jacobites of 1715 and 1745" by Mrs. Thomson
Set the ship on fire?
"Sail Ho!" by George Manville Fenn
The force was next embarked, when the whole of the defences were set on fire.
"Our Sailors" by W.H.G. Kingston
The blazing faggots went out without setting fire to the plantations, of which there was imminent risk, and all was again quiet.
"The Missing Ship" by W. H. G. Kingston
The pirates then set fire to the houses, which being built of bamboo, and thatched with palm-leaves, burnt like tinder.
"Mark Seaworth" by William H.G. Kingston
Having made up our fire so that it was not likely to go out before our return, we set forth with our sticks in our hands.
"Twice Lost" by W.H.G. Kingston

In poetry:

It was his life. His blood, his brain
Was permeated with desire
To strive with Evil; for the pain
Of One had set his soul on fire.
"A Preacher" by John Joy Bell
Bards sang in the banquet hall,
Set in loud verse Gisli's fame,
On their lips the war gods laid
Fire to chaunt their warrior's name.
"Gisli: The Chieftain" by Isabella Valancy Crawford
As well I might a hornet fear,
When the arm'd porcupine is near;
Or from a hissing squib retire,
When lightnings set the heavens on fire.
"To A Gentleman: Sitting Next to a Young Lady presents a Pop-Gun to the Author" by Samuel Bowden
And fire, too, beautiful bright fire,
That mocks the glowing dawn begun,
Where, having set the blind old sire,
He dreams he's sitting in the sun.
"Charity" by Victor Marie Hugo
I will make a hearth-fire red and bright
And set a light by the window pane
For one who follows the trail to-night
That will bring him home again.
"Prarie" by Virna Sheard
The sword, the pestilence, or fire,
Shall but fulfil their best desire;
From sins and sorrows set them free,
And bring thy children, Lord, to thee.
"Psalm 91 part 1" by Isaac Watts

In news:

Leech was allegedly set on fire by her boyfriend in late August.
Two Tibetans set themselves on fire Sunday in the first such protests against Chinese rule in Lhasa , the tightly controlled Tibetan capital.
Men set selves on fire in Lhasa .
During Pierce County Library System's sixth annual library card drive, set for Oct 1-31, get a free library card and enter to win a Kindle Fire HD.
The suspect accused of setting a fire over the weekend at the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo has been extradited from Fort Wayne, Ind.
Weather forecasters say a low-pressure system that will bring scattered showers and higher humidities could signal the beginning of the end to the record-setting 2012 fire season.
A vehicle is engulfed in flames after it was set on fire inside the US Consulate compound in Benghazi, Libya, Sept 11, 2012.
Riot police watch for Bahraini anti-government protesters, unseen, near tire fires set by protesters in Sanabis, Bahrain, on Friday, Oct 5, 2012.
Potomac Heights Baptist Church set on fire.
Surveillance video has been released of a 54-year-old man who was set on fire with a Molotov cocktail in Long Beach.
A man has been charged with arson after investigators determined he set a Hickory Hill home on fire with a Molotov cocktail .
UNIONTOWN, Pa.—A West Virginia man wants a federal judge to overturn his prison sentence and conviction for using a Molotov cocktail to set a fatal fire as revenge over some allegedly stolen Christmas presents.
Woman sets this on fire she was very hungry.
Muncie Police Department detectives believe they know the identity of the body set on fire Saturday.
Former shipyard worker Casey Fury pleaded guilty Thursday to setting a fire aboard a nuclear submarine earlier this year.

In science:

The key step is by using the state-chart diagram of UML which has a strong similarity to a SAN. Both, SAN and UML state-chart, are a set of automata. SAN’s transitions are labeled by local events or/and by synchronizing events. UML’s transitions are labeled by triggers that may fire actions in other automata.
Generating a Performance Stochastic Model from UML Specifications
For example, an alert might be set to fire if a cell reaches the value of ‘50’, up from a previous value of ‘40’.
Enterprise Spreadsheet Management: A Necessary Good