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balefire


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Balefire  \Bale"fire`\  (b[=a]l"f[imac]r),  n.  [AS.  b[=ae]lf[=y]r 
  the  fire  of  the  funeral  pile;  b[=ae]l  fire,  flame  (akin  to 
  Icel.  b[=a]l,  OSlav.  b[=e]l[u^],  white,  Gr  falo`s  bright, 
  white,  Skr.  bh[=a]la  brightness)  +  f[=y]r,  E.  fire.] 
  A  signal  fire;  an  alarm  fire. 
 
  Sweet  Teviot!  on  thy  silver  tide  The  glaring  balefires 
  blaze  no  more  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  balefire 
  n  :  a  large  outdoor  fire  [syn:  {bonfire}] 




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