FIRES


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AcronymDefinition
FIRESFinance, Insurance, Real Estate and Services (employment sector)
FIRESFacilities, Infrastructure and Engineering Systems
FIRESFire Insurance Reporting and Evaluation System
FIRESFire Incident Real-time Emergency System
FIRESFacts, Incidents, Reasons, Examples, and Statistics (mnemonic for essential elements of essay writing)
FIRESFlat Interim Remote Encoding System (US Postal Service)
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But Adam would not take 'em, Nor the ships he wouldn't make 'em, Singing:--"Water, Earth and Air and Fire, What more can mortal man desire?"(The Apple Tree's in leaf.)
The material for raising fire should always be kept in readiness.
Fire Eater (this was really his name) was very ugly, but he was far from being as bad as he looked.
"See, and don't expose yourself; keep within, and fire through the porch.
Lightning may blast and blacken, but it rarely gives rise to widespread fire. Decaying vegetation may occasionally smoulder with the heat of its fermentation, but this rarely results in flame.
Now, this cabaret of the Image-de-Notre-Dame was not a very newly-built house, and therefore did not require much entreating to take fire. In a second the boards began to crackle, and the flames arose sparkling to the ceiling.
At the end of that time he came back from hunting one night and found some wood by the door and a fire within.
And as he was cold, he lighted himself a fire, but at midnight the wind blew so sharply that in spite of his fire, he could not get warm.
Now a fire burned in the hut, for the night was cold, and Chaka sat on the further side of the fire, looking towards the opening of the hut, and the smoke from the fire wreathed him round, and its light shone upon his face and flickered in his terrible eyes.
The squadron crossed the bridge and drew out of range of fire without having lost a single man.
The fire from the vessels was most ineffectual, owing, as I afterward learned, to the unexpected suddenness of the first volley, which caught the ship's crews entirely unprepared and the sighting apparatus of the guns unprotected from the deadly aim of our warriors.
--The Latter falls asleep at his Post.--The Fire.--The Howlings of the Natives.--Out of Range.