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fire line

Origin of fire line
1900-05, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Then together they bore him, now unconscious, slowly down below the first fire-line.

    Bob Hampton of Placer Randall Parrish
  • Then he walked slowly around the burned area, examining it closely, but not stepping within the fire-line.

  • In the dusk that filled the room above the fire-line, she could not see his face.

    Kildares of Storm Eleanor Mercein Kelly
  • By the time the fire-line had advanced to the steeper slopes it was one vast U about three miles long.

  • During such periods, Charley would walk back along the fire-line to make sure that the blaze was extinguished behind him.

  • Now he used it to cut a green bough, and then ran with the latter down the hill and set upon the fire-line like a madman.

    Hiram The Young Farmer Burbank L. Todd

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