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firebrand

[fahyuh r-brand] /ˈfaɪərˌbrænd/
noun
1.
a piece of burning wood or other material.
2.
a person who kindles strife or encourages unrest; an agitator; troublemaker.
Origin
1175-1225
1175-1225; Middle English; see fire, brand
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British Dictionary definitions for firebrand's

firebrand

/ˈfaɪəˌbrænd/
noun
1.
a piece of burning or glowing wood or other material
2.
a person who causes unrest or is very energetic
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Word Origin and History for firebrand's
firebrand
probably late 13c., from fire + brand. Figurative sense of "one who kindles mischief or passions" is from late 14c.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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firebrand's in the Bible

Isa. 7:4, Amos 4:11, Zech. 3:2, denotes the burnt end of a stick (Heb. 'ud); in Judg. 15:4, a lamp or torch, a flambeau (Heb. lappid); in Prov. 26:18 (comp. Eph. 6:16), burning darts or arrows (Heb. zikkim).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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