But the windows in the blazing sunshine were dressed in dark winter clothes which made the town seem even more out of synch.
Northup was left bound tightly, with a rope around his neck, under the blazing sun for an entire day.
Things came to a head with a blazing row at a friend's wedding.
As part of the writing team on blazing Saddles, he gave its parody of the Western a sharper political edge.
We mentioned Raisinets in blazing Saddles and now the company sends me a gross of them every month.
He could not reach the gate, for a blazing hut fell across his path.
(p. 179) Merrifield's eyes were blazing and his remarks were not dissimilar.
In the hot, blazing sun, he could shock wheat behind Martin, who sat on the binder and cut the beautiful swaying gold.
All his wrongs were blazing in his brain, and he was in a fury of vengeance.
Without uttering a word, Ned Crashington dashed up the blazing staircase.
late 14c., "shining," also "vehement," present participle adjective from blaze (v.1). As a mild or euphemistic epithet, attested from 1888 (no doubt connected with the blazes in colloquial sense of "Hell").
"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).
Seductive in dress and action; frontin', hot (1990s+ Black teenagers)