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Beacon fire   /bˈikən fˈaɪər/   Listen
Beacon fire

A fire (usually on a hill or tower) that can be seen from a distance.  Synonym: beacon.

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"Beacon fire" Quotes from Famous Books

... of waiting, he had lit a great fire. It was a beacon fire. And in his simple fancy it was sending out a message which the voiceless old moose was powerless to convey. It was a message carrying with it the story of the love burning deep in his heart. And he hoped that distant, searching ...
— The Heart of Unaga • Ridgwell Cullum

... seemed to have taken hold of him. He led me to the cairn on the mountain top, where was piled a great heap of wood and briar ready for a beacon fire. ...
— Sir Ludar - A Story of the Days of the Great Queen Bess • Talbot Baines Reed

Words linked to "Beacon fire" :   signal fire, signal light, visual signal

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