Definition of Firefang

1. to decompose by oxidation [v -ED, -ING, -S]



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Firefang

firecrests
fired
fired away
fired off
fired up
firedamp
firedamps
firedog
firedogs
firedrake
firedrakes
firee
fireeater
fireeaters
firees
firefang (current term)
firefanged
firefanging
firefangs
firefight
firefighter
firefighter's carry
firefighters
firefighting
firefights
firefish
firefishes
fireflaire
fireflame
fireflies

Literary usage of Firefang

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1. Truck-farming at the South: A Guide to the Raising of Vegetables for by A. Oemler (1900)
"If piled so loosely as to admit air freely and be sufficiently moist, it will undergo fermentation so rapidly as to heat or firefang, and large quantities ..."

2. Effective Farming: A Text-book for American Schools by Harry Oscar Sampson (1918)
"It does not firefang and it decomposes slowly. When stored it should be protected from the weather to prevent loss of plant-food. ..."

3. A Dictionary of the Scottish Language: In which the Words are Explained in by John Jamieson (1867)
"firefang. Having the quality of a dunghill impaired by too high a degree of the fermenting heat. Gl. Sun. Nairn. ..."

4. Bulletin (1913)
"... direct from the stables, showing the manner of driving direct over the pile with a dump wagon po as to keep It thoroughly compacted to prevent firefang. ..."

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