But I have a better question: What in blazes does Poland have to do with this anyway?
One firefighter was injured while fighting one of the blazes and was taken to a local hospital.
Crews tried to contain the blazes, but as the days progressed, the number of fires was simply out of their control.
One firefighter was injured while fighting one of the blazes and taken to a local hospital.
He blazes, if you will, but that is not always the steadiest light.
I should remember the signs and “blazes” to which the guide had called my attention.
Who's in charge here, and what in blazes do you mean by cutting my tracks?
Z-z-zr-zr-zr-zz-zz—What in the name of all blazes was happening to him?
We waited until they came up to us and one man said, "What in blazes are you fellows doing on this bear's track?"
Il a t lev, said I, dans What the blazes was the French for cotton-wool?
"bright flame, fire," Old English blæse "a torch, flame, firebrand, lamp," from Proto-Germanic *blas- "shining, white" (cf. Old Saxon blas "white, whitish," Middle High German blas "bald," originally "white, shining," Old High German blas-ros "horse with a white spot," Middle Dutch and Dutch bles, German Blesse "white spot," blass "pale, whitish"), from PIE root *bhel- (1) "to shine, flash, burn" (see bleach (v.)).
"light-colored mark or spot," 1630s, northern English dialect, probably from Old Norse blesi "white spot on a horse's face" (from the same root as blaze (n.1)). A Low German cognate of the Norse word also has been suggested as the source. Applied 1660s in American English to marks cut on tree trunks to indicate a track; thus the verb meaning "to mark a trail;" first recorded 1750, American English. Related: Blazed; blazing.
"to burn brightly or vigorously," c.1200, from blaze (n.1). Related: Blazed; blazing.
"make public" (often in a bad sense, boastfully), late 14c., perhaps from Middle Dutch blasen "to blow" (on a trumpet), from Proto-Germanic *blaes-an (cf. German blasen, Gothic -blesan), from PIE *bhle-, variant of root *bhel- (2) "to blow, inflate, swell" (see bole).
"to mark" (a tree, a trail), 1750, American English; see blaze (n.2).