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central-fire

[ sen-truhl-fahyuhr ]

adjective



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Word History and Origins

Origin of central-fire1

First recorded in 1880–85

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Example Sentences

Down went the cartridge and rammed home, almost as quick as a partridge-shooter could have charged his patent “central fire.”

Another explanation is that it merely represented a man warming himself before the central fire.

My quilt and my pelisse and my cloak were spread out so that I might lie spokewise, with my feet towards the central fire.

He held that hell was in the centre of the earth, and that God supplied the central fire with earth by a miracle.

Only now does the central fire begin to glow once more through the ashes which have been heaped above it.

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