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fire-cure

[fahyuh r-kyoo r]
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verb (used with object), fire-cured, fire-cur·ing.
  1. to cure (tobacco) by means of open fires, the smoke and flame imparting a creosotic flavor.
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Origin of fire-cure

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85
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  • This fire-cure was still practised by the Queres not very long ago.

    The Delight Makers

    Adolf Bandelier


British Dictionary definitions for fire-cure

fire-cure

verb
  1. (tr) to cure (tobacco) by exposure to the smoke and heat of an open fire
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