fire ball

fireball

[fahyuhr-bawl]
noun
1.
a ball of fire, as the sun; a shooting star.
2.
a luminous meteor, sometimes exploding.
3.
lightning having the appearance of a globe of fire; ball lightning.
4.
the highly luminous central portion of a nuclear explosion.
5.
a ball filled with explosive or combustible material, used as a projectile to injure the enemy by explosion or to set fire to their works.
6.
Informal. an exceptionally energetic or ambitious person.

Origin:
1545–55; fire + ball1

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Roberts

[rob-erts]
noun
1.
Sir Charles George Douglas, 1860–1943, Canadian poet and novelist.
2.
Elizabeth Madox [mad-uhks] , 1886–1941, U.S. poet and novelist.
3.
Frederick Sleigh [sley] , Earl ("Bobs Bahadur") 1832–1914, British field marshal.
4.
Glenn ("Fireball") 1929–64, U.S. racing-car driver.
5.
Kenneth (Lewis) 1885–1957, U.S. novelist and essayist.
6.
Oral, 1918–2009, U.S. evangelist.
7.
Owen Josephus [joh-see-fuhs] , 1875–1955, U.S. jurist: associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1930–45.
8.
Richard John, born 1943, U.S. molecular biologist, born in England: Nobel prize 1993.
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fireball (ˈfaɪəˌbɔːl)
 
n
1.  a ball-shaped discharge of lightning
2.  the bright spherical region of hot ionized gas at the centre of a nuclear explosion
3.  astronomy another name for bolide
4.  slang an energetic person

Roberts (ˈrɒbəts)
 
n
1.  Frederick Sleigh, 1st Earl. 1832--1914, British field marshal. He was awarded the Victoria Cross (1858) for his service during the Indian Mutiny and was commander in chief (1899--1900) in the second Boer War
2.  Julia. born 1967, US film actress; her films include Pretty Woman (1990), Notting Hill (1999), Erin Brockovich (2000), which earned her an Academy Award, and Mona Lisa Smile (2003)

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