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liquid fire

  1. flaming petroleum or the like, as employed against an enemy in warfare.
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Origin of liquid fire

First recorded in 1860–65
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Historical Examples

  • A liquid-fire bomb or incendiary shell, and an incendiary rifle-bullet attracted attention early in 1859.

    Mr. Punch's History of Modern England Vol. II (of IV),--1857-1874

    Charles L. Graves

  • I'd give each man two pistols and a lot of training and omit a lot of this liquid-fire business and grenades.

British Dictionary definitions for liquid fire

liquid fire

  1. inflammable petroleum or other liquid used as a weapon of war in flamethrowers, etc
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