Definition of Needfire

1. a beacon [n -S]



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Needfire

neechee
neechees
need
need-based
need-fire
need I say more
need it yesterday
need not
neede
needed
needer
needers
needes
needest
needeth
needfire (current term)
needfires
needful
needfull
needfully
needfulness
needfulnesses
needfuls
needier
neediest
needihood
needily
neediness
needinesses
needing

Literary usage of Needfire

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1. The Encyclopedia Americanaedited by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines edited by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines (1904)
"needfire. See FIRE. Needham, ned'arn, Charles Willis, American college president : b. Castile, NY, 30 Sept. 1848. He was graduated from the Albany Law ..."

2. Researches Into the Early History of Mankind and the Development of Civilization by Edward Burnett Tylor (1870)
"What the nature and object of the needfire is, may be seen in ... and the herds have suffered much harm, the farmers determine to make a needfire. ..."

3. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, George Grove, John Morley, Mowbray Morris (1865)
"And shrieks of merriment followed the contribution of each too well-known article of rubbish that had been in reserve for the needfire! ..."

4. Teutonic Mythology by Jacob Grimm, James Steven Stallybrass (1883)
"In the Highlands, and especially in Caithness, they now use needfire chiefly as a remedy for preternatural diseases of cattle brought on by witchcraft.1 ..."

5. Chambers's Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People (1878)
"With varieties of detail, the practice of raising needfire in cases of calamity, particularly of disease among cattle, has seen found to exist among most ..."

6. Chambers' Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People (1874)
"With varieties of detail, the practice of raising needfire in cases of calamity, ... In various parts of the Scottish Highlands, the raising of needfire was ..."

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