Definition of Fire watcher
1. Noun. (during World War II in Britain) someone whose duty was to watch for fires caused by bombs dropped from the air.
Generic synonyms: Security Guard, Watcher, Watchman
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Literary usage of Fire watcher
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1. Dues and Charges on Shipping in Foreign Ports: A Manual of Reference for the (1907)
"... 2 40 Sweeping quay 2 00 fire watcher 40 00 Clearance of the vessel at the Custom-house 12 00 Brokerage 658 70 Pilotage out 101 10 Weighing cargo 236 65 ..."
2. An Essay on Comedy and the Uses of the Comic Spirit by George Meredith (1918)
"... like the lantern of the fire-watcher at windows, going the rounds at night. The comportment and performances of men in society are to him, ..."
3. The Cambrian Quarterly Magazine and Celtic Repertory (1833)
"A dismal night with heavy rain had the effect of clearing the beach of all intruders on the dark privacy of the fire- watcher, and the sorrow of the ..."
4. Landscapes of Cyprus by Geoff Daniel (2004)
"The fire-watcher usually spends a three- day shift up here — rather a lonely existence. If he isn't busy, he'll be delighted to spend some time with you. ..."