To fire up


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To fire up to grow irritated or angry.
    • To fire up to light up the fires of, as of an engine;
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In literature:

Way is to crawl up; then if they fire, they're sure to miss.
"To The West" by George Manville Fenn
Presently the frigate braced up her yards, intending apparently to fire her whole broadside at us.
"Will Weatherhelm" by W.H.G. Kingston
This was generally acceded to by all but Waring, who preferred to remain and keep up the fire.
"Adrift in the Ice-Fields" by Charles W. Hall
Returning to his house, a prey to utter despair he had snatched up his revolver, and then he did not dare to fire it.
"The works of Guy de Maupassant, Vol. 5 (of 8)" by Guy de Maupassant 1850-1893
The file also enabled them to strike fire with broken flints picked up on the shore.
"The Coxswain's Bride" by R.M. Ballantyne
We came up at the moment, and through an opening in the bushes saw what he was about to fire at.
"The Gorilla Hunters" by R.M. Ballantyne
My plan was to go to the station late in the evening and remain up all night with the men on guard waiting for fires.
"Personal Reminiscences in Book Making" by R.M. Ballantyne
Firing was kept up on both sides from the right to the left.
"The Campaign of 1776 around New York and Brooklyn" by Henry P. Johnston
I suppose, your honor, there will be no harm in knocking up some of this woodwork, to make a bit of a fire?
"The Young Franc Tireurs" by G. A. Henty
Den I knowed hit was time to fire up her pipe.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration

In poetry:

Till up the stair Winstanley went,
To fire the wick afar;
And Plymouth in the silent night
Looked out, and saw her star.
"Winstanley" by Jean Ingelow
We will let the curtains fall
Between us and the storm;
Wheel the sofa up to the hearth,
Where the fire is glowing warm.
"Home" by Marietta Holley
To see the rounded sun go down,
And with its parting fires
Light up the windows of the town
And burn the tapering spires;
"Piscataqua River" by Thomas Bailey Aldrich
"Bear me unto my noblest ship,
Light up a funeral pyre;
I'll walk to the palace of the braves
Through a path of flame and fire."
"Death of the Old Sea King" by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
Time claims his tribute; silence now golden;
Let me not vex the too long suffering lyre;
Though to your love untiring still beholden,
The curfew tells me— cover up the fire.
"The Iron Gate" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
The stars up yonder wait at the end of time
But earth fires soon go black.
I trip and wander on the trail I climb--
A fool who will look back
To glimpse a fire dead a year ago.
The wind is blowin' and I want you so.
"The Wind Is Blowin'" by Badger Clark Jr

In news:

A female inmate fire crew hikes up to the fire line as they continue working on the Williams Fire that has scorched over 4,000 acres on Monday September 3, 2012.
Pelosi fires up discharge petition to extend middle-class tax cuts.
Izzo's decision to stay fires up Spartan faithful .
Looking for some reading to keep you busy before it's time to fire up the grill today.
Before the president appeared in Cincinnati, his aides played a video of Obama at one of his last appearances of the 2008 campaign, telling the story of how he came to adopt the chant " Fired up -- ready to go".
Old Gas Pumps Fire Up Collectors, Give Status to Service-Station Relics.
BOSTON — The manager of the Atlanta Braves sees it as a harmless way to fire up his team.
General manager Chris Antonetti knows it is going to take more than a new manager and a few added players to get Indians fans fired up.
The bad news is we had to fire up the furnace the other day.
Republican Mitt Romney and Democrat Barack Obama spent Thursday attempting to fire up their respective supporters following Wednesday's televised debate performances in Denver.
This isn't really a 'win or you're fired' situation for coach Bobby Hauck, but the progress he's made needs to show up in victories, too.
The opportunity to open for both hitmakers was something Moore was especially fired up about.
Iranian riot police fire tear gas to break up a new opposition rally in the center of Tehran, hours after a stern warning to protesters.
That should further aid to fire up the Cards.
(CBS News) The Republican National Convention speaker New Jersey Gov Chris Christie will be looking to fire up the Republican base in Tuesday night's keynote address - and perhaps change his own political future.

In science:

Energy consumption and CO2 emission Since the early2000 a large number of data centers have been implemented in d ifferen t countries to fill up human needs through computational work, firing up the twins (i.e. power consumption and CO2 emission) again in picture.
The green grid saga - a green initiative to data centers: a review
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