a large fire in the open air; bonfire.
a signal fire; beacon.
the fire of a funeral pile.
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How to use balefire in a sentence
Nay, even such a birth hath Venus of her own, a second Paris, another balefire for Troy towers reborn.'The Aeneid of Virgil | Virgil
A single window in the wing gleamed like a balefire in the rays of the setting sun.Shapes that Haunt the Dusk | Various
balefire devoured, greediest spirit, those spared not by war out of either folk: their flower was gone.Beowulf | Anonymous
This word was the last which the wise old man harbored in heart ere hot death-waves of balefire he chose.Beowulf | Anonymous
British Dictionary definitions for balefire
a beacon fire
a funeral pyre
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