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Fire watching   /fˈaɪər wˈɑtʃɪŋ/   Listen
Fire watching

noun
1.
(during World War II in Britain) watching for fires started by bombs that dropped from the sky.






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"Fire watching" Quotes from Famous Books



... just received from his wife—that news may be the revelation of her own miserable past! (Approaching the Counsel for the Defence.) Ah, my old and valued friend, let me cheer you up with an amusing anecdote. You must know that once upon a time a man was seated before the kitchen-fire watching a leg of mutton! His dog was ...
— Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 98, January 25th, 1890 • Various

... the inn to drink something hot. The fire of olive sticks was burning in the open chimney, one or two men were talking at a table, a young woman with a baby stood by the fire watching something boil in a large pot. Another woman was seen ...
— Twilight in Italy • D.H. Lawrence



Words linked to "Fire watching" :   UK, civil defense, United Kingdom, Great Britain, Britain, U.K., United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland



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