• Near the foundation of the probable bake shop, a pair of kilns once served for slaking lime, and perhaps for firing pottery. Between the kilns was a flame-scarred pit containing evidence of ironworking and the roasting of bog ore for iron
    Near the foundation of the probable bake shop, a pair of kilns once served for slaking lime, and perhaps for firing pottery. Between the kilns was a flame-scarred pit containing evidence of ironworking and the roasting of bog ore for iron
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj flaming very intense "a fiery temper","flaming passions"
    • adj flaming informal intensifiers "what a bally (or blinking) nuisance","a bloody fool","a crashing bore","you flaming idiot"
    • n flaming the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke "fire was one of our ancestors' first discoveries"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Olympic Flame was introduced in 1928 in Amsterdam
    • Flaming Ardent; passionate; burning with zeal; irrepressibly earnest; as, a flaming proclomation or harangue.
    • Flaming Emitting flames; afire; blazing; consuming; illuminating.
    • Flaming Of the color of flame; high-colored; brilliant; dazzling. "In flaming yellow bright."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Found on a butane lighter: "Warning: Flame may cause fire."
    • flaming Of a bright or gaudy color, as bright red or bright orange.
    • flaming Same as flamboyant, 2.
    • flaming Tending to excite; violent; vehement: as, a flaming harangue.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The wick of a trick candle has small amounts of magnesium in them. When you light the candle, you are also lighting the magnesium. When someone tries to blow out the flame, the magnesium inside the wick continues to burn and, in just a split second (or two or three), relights the wick.
    • adj Flaming red: gaudy: violent
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  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Every great achievement is the victory of a flaming heart.”
  • Walter Savage Landor
    “The flame of anger, bright and brief, sharpens the barb of love.”
  • Bern Williams
    Bern Williams
    “Talent is a flame. Genius is a fire.”
  • Henry David Thoreau
    “Love must be as much a light, as it is a flame.”
  • A Haiku Verse
    A Haiku Verse
    “Love's pure silver flame gives each innermost spirit invisible warmth.”
  • Bhagavad Gita
    Bhagavad Gita
    “When meditation is mastered, the mind is unwavering like the flame of a lamp in a windless place.”


An old flame - An old flame is a person that somebody has had an emotional, usually passionate, relationship with, who is still looked on fondly and with affection.
Old flames die hard - It's very difficult to forget old things, especially the first love.
Shoot down in flames - If someone demolishes your argument, it (and you) have been shot down in flames.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. flambe—L. flammaflagrāre, to burn.


In literature:

Loki went between the flames and brought Iduna with him.
"The Children of Odin" by Padraic Colum
As his eyes peered into the flames, they seemed intoxicated, obsessed, seized with uncanniness.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
Back to their nests in the town they flew, and soon Korosten was in flames in a thousand places.
"Historic Tales, Vol. 8 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
They eyed the flaming forge.
"In The Boyhood of Lincoln" by Hezekiah Butterworth
It lay there an instant; then it, too, turned black and charred, but it did not burst into flame.
"The Fire People" by Ray Cummings
It matched his own; it rose to it, giving him flame for flame.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
Raise the wick of the spirit-lamp causing it to give a high flame and bring the gauze down upon the flame till it touches the wick.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education
Little thrills of joy, like tiny flames, ran over her, and the light in her eyes shone on him through the quivering dusk of her lashes.
"Virginia" by Ellen Glasgow
There the flaming thing lay right up against the portholes, the flames catching the tarred rigging, and running up the masts.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
It was no longer the Flaming Jewel which mattered.
"The Flaming Jewel" by Robert W. Chambers

In poetry:

That upon the open ocean
When the third Armada came,
They and I had died together,
Whirled aloft on wings of flame.
"Epitaph Of Constantine Kanaris" by William Edmondstoune Aytoun
The Lord with indignation heard,
And caused his wrath to flame;
His terrors ever stand prepared
To vindicate his name.
"Psalm 78 part 2" by Isaac Watts
Oh, then he spied her ain dear lord,
As he came o'er the lea;
He saw his castle all in a flame,
As far as he could see.
"Edom O' Gordon" by Andrew Lang
Here once, returning never,
The feet of song have trod;
And flashed — Oh, once forever! —
The singing Flame of God.
"The Poet's Town" by John Gneisenau Neihardt
So give, that we shield a secret room
and never a flame do lack
on the altar of an unknown god,
that may tomorrow wake.
"Man's Multiplicity" by Karin Boye
He flies with flirt and fluting—
As flies a crimson star
From flaming star-beds shooting—
From where the roses are.
"The Redbird" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

When the flames of passion burn a little too realistically.
Flames spread into connected ductwork and into the roof, but did not cause any other significant damage, he said.
Researchers find 'proof' of Flame-Stuxnet link.
LITTLE ROCK, AR – A small fire in the kitchen at YaYa's Euro Bistro required firefighters to cut a hole in the roof to extinguish the flames Wednesday.
There's a maître d' in a sporty blazer tending a saucepan of flaming bananas at the next table.
The Flaming Lips at Free Press Summer Fest.
A body has been found in the charred remains of a home in the Central Valley that went up in flames Thursday night.
The Daytona Beach Fire Department responding to the early morning fire Tuesday found the single story home engulfed in flames.
Writing about Ms Premice's 1957 performance in "Jamaica," which starred Lena Horne, the Times dance critic Jennifer Dunning described her as "a razzle- dazzle lead performer who was hot flame to Horne's cool fire.
Olympic flame was still burning.
"And then all of a sudden he broke out in a great flame of anger, stamping with his foot, brandishing the cane, and carrying on like a madman".
In Flames Satellites and Astronauts Clayman.
A tanker truck was called in to help deal with the heavy flames.
Sparks may still be flying between ex-flames Demi Lovato and Wilmer Valderrama.
During a fire, The Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library saved numerous historical documents from the flames thanks to a solution called fluoroketone that would not damage or harm the older documents like other agents would.

In science:

As an example in Fig. 10 shows the increase of the counting rate in the presence of a small flame placed 30 m away from the detector.
The Development of Sealed UV Sensitive Gaseous Detectors and their Applications
The latest data were taken from the Hamamtsu datasheet for the flame sensor R2868 .
The Development of Sealed UV Sensitive Gaseous Detectors and their Applications
Note that the curve for the spectra of the flames in air was verified in our measurement performed with help of the monohromator.
The Development of Sealed UV Sensitive Gaseous Detectors and their Applications
Mellet, Flame propagation in one-dimensional stationary ergodic media, Math.
Traveling waves in a one-dimensional random medium
Equipped with high-resolution spectrographs such as FLAMES (insert lower right), absorptionline spectroscopy of stars in nearby galaxies can be made.
Introduction to Astronomy with Radioactivity