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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
  • Already they saw the road before them, the sand glowing red in the firelight.

    Rita Laura E. Richards
  • Step outside of the circle of firelight with me, and take a look around.

  • In the firelight her face seemed to him almost strangely beautiful.

    The Devil's Paw E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • Sometimes his glance was held to her lips—as one turns to the firelight.

    Red Fleece Will Levington Comfort
  • The young Prince stepped out into the firelight and raised his hand.

    Tales of the Malayan Coast Rounsevelle Wildman
  • The firelight flickered on his face, showing it very grave and still.

  • No, that is when you have it neatly snodded and the firelight plays about your head.

    A Daughter of Raasay William MacLeod Raine
  • The two wolves hovered beyond the firelight, snuffling and yapping.

    Bulldog Carney W. A. Fraser
  • You'll be able to see the oak as soon as you get the firelight out of your eyes.

    The Trail of the Hawk Sinclair Lewis
Word Origin and History for firelight

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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