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fire line

Origin of fire line
An Americanism dating back to 1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • As we come suddenly out on the fire line we see two or three fox-like animals playing in it.

    Life in an Indian Outpost Gordon Casserly
  • Down the wind he could see the angry glow that marked the fire line.

  • Suddenly we heard a crash, an ear-splitting explosion from the fire line.

    The Red Horizon Patrick MacGill
  • Carrying dynamite, no less, between Fort Mason and the fire line.

    Ancestors Gertrude Atherton
  • Since the firemen were unable to check the flames, the fire line rapidly advanced.

  • There was nothing left to burn fresh inside the fire line, was there?

    The Rules of the Game Stewart Edward White
  • Following the ridge until they were well beyond the fire line, they came at last upon an ancient trail leading down.

    Third Warning Roy J. Snell
  • A fire line is also carried through the yards, where there are four hydrants, also into the general storeroom.

  • All this time he had, with one exception, kept close track of the fire line.

    The Rules of the Game Stewart Edward White

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