The conflagration in Congress is spreading to singe, if not consume, critical decisions across the board.
So Obama and the Democrats should spend part of next week dispelling the five myths that have the potential to singe.
I will singe your hair and hang a little bell around your neck.
Bake it as you would cook an angel, and not singe a feather.
You would acquire glory, but this glory must not singe your head with its fiery rays.
Heat not a furnace for your foe so hot that it do singe yourself.
If a light was held close to his eyes, near enough to singe his eyebrows, he did not appear to be aware of it.
Her eyes blazed with a fire that seemed about to singe pretense from his soul.
He willed it only just in time, for his clothes, heated by his rapid flight through the air, were already beginning to singe.
singe off the hair and thoroughly cleanse them, removing the toes by scorching.
Old English sengan "to burn lightly, burn the edges" (of hair, wings, etc.), from Proto-Germanic *sangjanan (cf. Old Frisian of-sendza, Middle Dutch singhen, Dutch zengen, Old High German sengan, German sengen "to singe"). The root is said to be related to that of sing (v.), on the idea of some sort of sound produced by singeing (e.g. Century Dictionary), but Klein's sources reject this. Related: Singed; singeing. Singed cat "person whose appearance does not do him justice, person who is better than he looks" is from 1827.