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firelight

[fahyuh r-lahyt] /ˈfaɪərˌlaɪt/
noun
1.
the light from a fire, as on a hearth.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English firlight, Old English fȳrlēoht. See fire, light1
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  • Starlight or moonlight or firelight or a wedge of kitchen light beneath the bedroom door.
  • His red-lacquered face, shadowed by his raven hair, glistened in the firelight.
  • He would gaze on her for hours by firelight but insist that she not speak, as if he both adored and regretted her existence.
  • Then splurge on prime rib and let yourself be serenaded by the cowboy poet who sings by firelight.
  • The warmth you feel from the fire is mostly radiant heat--essentially, infrared heat from the firelight.
  • The red firelight flickered over their wild figures as they squatted away from the blaze, where the light and the shadow met.
  • Her sculptural pallor gives way to warm radiance in the firelight.
  • During the event, the soldier's quarters will be illuminated by candle light and firelight.
  • The entire village had turned into a sea of flame, firelight filled the village, even the clouds in the sky were blood red.
  • In the glow of the firelight they leaned toward each other, their elbows on the table.
Word Origin and History for firelight
n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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