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[fahyuh r-lahyt] /ˈfaɪərˌlaɪt/
the light from a fire, as on a hearth.
Origin of firelight
before 900; Middle English firlight, Old English fȳrlēoht. See fire, light1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • In the firelight he saw Bildad lying motionless across the logs.

    The River of Darkness William Murray Graydon
  • It was not morning, but the firelight, and I was in your arms, not in my little bed.

    Green Mansions W. H. Hudson
  • Step outside of the circle of firelight with me, and take a look around.

  • She held the child so that they could see the tiny face in the firelight.

    The Foolish Lovers St. John G. Ervine
  • Sometimes his glance was held to her lips—as one turns to the firelight.

    Red Fleece Will Levington Comfort
  • A warmer flush than that of firelight alone lay on her cheek.

    Tiverton Tales Alice Brown
  • The firelight flickered on his face, showing it very grave and still.

  • Full into the firelight, with a stealthy, sidelong movement, glided a doglike animal.

    White Fang Jack London
  • The two wolves hovered beyond the firelight, snuffling and yapping.

    Bulldog Carney W. A. Fraser
  • The gleam of firelight upon their bodies, and the waiting drummer.

    Happy Ending Fredric Brown
Word Origin and History for firelight

Old English fyrleoht; see fire (n.) + light (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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