There was a stir of wonder, flutelike in her voice, a ripple of wonder, flamelike on her face.
He pointed out, in Narbonnes chapels, windows with Rayonnant tracery side by side with flamelike undulations.
Assuming that the souls of men and women were visible essences, you could fancy the colour of Eustacia's soul to be flamelike.
The XV century rehandled the high vaulting and clearstory, where appear die-away moldings and flamelike tracery.
Its solemn isolation, its unearthly color, and its flamelike outline fill the mind with astonishment.
A square frame with flamelike border rises to the top of the side finials to enclose a field cut into squares by narrow grooves.
His flamelike touches have always held this preciousness: notations rather for the courtly robe or diadem than just drawings.
mid-14c., from Anglo-French flaume, Old French flamme (10c.), from Latin flammula "small flame," diminutive of flamma "flame, blazing fire," from PIE *bhleg- "to shine, flash," from root *bhel- (1) "to shine, flash, burn" (see bleach (v.)).
The meaning "a sweetheart" is attested from 1640s; the figurative sense of "burning passion" was in Middle English. Flame-thrower (1917) translates German flammenwerfer (1915).
The hot, glowing mixture of burning gases and tiny particles that arises from combustion. Flames get their light either from the fluorescence of molecules or ions that have become excited, or from the incandescence of solid particles involved in the combustion process, such as the carbon particles from a candle.