Definition of Beacon fire
1. Noun. A fire (usually on a hill or tower) that can be seen from a distance.
Generic synonyms: Visual Signal
Specialized synonyms: Signal Fire, Signal Light
Derivative terms: Beacon
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Literary usage of Beacon fire
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1. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1866)
"True, there is now “a heap of fire, Beacon-fire, and even Need-fire, had become, atones,” dug out of the ..."
2. The National Magazine by Abel Stevens, James Floy (1852)
"... there are of his early cotemporaries here also, rhom we shall introduce to our readers THE BEACON-FIRE OF THE TYROL. " God has his plan For every man. ..."
3. Reports of Cases Decided in the Court of Common Pleas by Ontario Court of Common Pleas, Edward C Jones, George Frederick Harman, Upper Canada Court of Common Pleas, Salter Jehosaphat Van Koughnet, Christopher Robinson (1858)
"THE TIMES AND beacon fire INSURANCE COMPANY. Condition» on policy—Non-performance of, Action on a policy of insurance for £500. ..."
4. The Parliamentary Debates by Thomas Curson Hansard, Great Britain Parliament (1828)
"... of the Norwich Union Fire Office, who says he iad it from Mr. Hallam, late of the Stamp Office, and a Director of the beacon fire ..."
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