Fire-fanged

Fire"-fanged`

(?), a. [Fire + fanged seized.] Injured as by fire; burned; -- said of manure which has lost its goodness and acquired an ashy hue in consequence of heat generated by decomposition.
[1913 Webster]

fire"fight`er

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fire" fight`er

(fr"f`tr), n. A person whose occupation it is to go to the scene of an unwanted fire and extinguish it; a member of a fire company; a fireman{1} or a woman who fights fires. Some towns have few or no professional firefighters, and fire suppression is conducted mostly by groups of volunteers, called volunteer firefighters. The term fireman{1} was at one time synonymous with firefighter, until women began to engage in the same occupation.
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