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fire balloon

  1. a montgolfier.
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Origin of fire balloon

First recorded in 1815–25
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Examples from the Web for fire balloon

Historical Examples

  • You are a fire-balloon: you are going to burn yourself up with what you carry.

    Vittoria, Complete

    George Meredith

  • I could make you a kite as big as a house or a fire-balloon.

  • On another occasion, some experimental gentlemen of science, brought a fire-balloon near the pasturage one night after dark.

  • But I made a fire-balloon out of it afterwards, and we were all pretty glad that we had it aboard.

  • You had really better keep yourself dry, said the Fire-balloon.