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flaming sword

noun
1.
a cultivated bromeliad, Vriesea splendens, native to French Guiana, having long, red bracts and yellow flowers.
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  • This, he says, is "the flaming sword that is turned about to keep the way of the tree of life."

    Simon Magus George Robert Stow Mead
  • May there never be an angel with a flaming sword to keep the gate against you.

    The Call of the Blood Robert Smythe Hichens
  • Would that an angel with a flaming sword might guard the path to the lake, and to Benedicta!

    The Monk and The Hangman's Daughter Adolphe Danziger De Castro and Ambrose Bierce
  • God had sent an angel of vengeance with a flaming sword for their undoing.

  • Are we to imagine several of these with a flaming sword, guarding the way to the tree of life?

    The Bible: what it is Charles Bradlaugh
  • She had grown terrible to him, appalling, like the angel with the flaming sword.

    Madonna Mary Mrs. Oliphant
  • Before entering upon the supreme struggle, he was arming himself with the flaming sword of faith.

  • Frey shall fall before Swart, the giant with the flaming sword.

    Evolution in Art Alfred C. Haddon
  • Justice, the avenger, will not surely always pursue with her flaming sword.

  • Mrs. Starling was, in this case, the angel of the flaming sword.

    John Marvel, Assistant Thomas Nelson Page

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