Definition of Firebrands

1. Noun. (plural of firebrand) ¹



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Definition of Firebrands

1. firebrand [n] - See also: firebrand

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Firebrands

fireboats
firebolt
firebolted
firebolting
firebolts
firebomb
firebombed
firebombing
firebombings
firebombs
firebote
firebotes
fireboxes
firebrand
firebrands (current term)
firebrat
firebrats
firebreak
firebreaks
firebreather
firebreathers
firebrick
firebricks
firebug
firebugs
firecall
fireclay
fireclays

Literary usage of Firebrands

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1. Sailing Alone Around the World by Joshua Slocum (1901)
"... Slocum's greatest sea adventure — Reaching the strait again by way of Cockburn Channel — Some savages find the carpet-tacks — Danger from firebrands — A ..."

2. The Discovery of the Old Northwest and Its Settlement by the French by James Baldwin (1901)
"THE firebrands OF THE WEST I. THE FIGHT AT DETROIT IN the ancient country ... They were the firebrands of the Northwest, always ready to follow the warpath ..."

3. The Poet at the Breakfast-table: He Talks with His Fellow-boarders and the by Oliver Wendell Holmes (1891)
"I think our Scheherezade has never had a lover in human shape, or she would not play so lightly with the firebrands of the great passion. FANTASIA. ..."

4. The Diary of Philip Hone, 1828-1851 by Philip Hone (1889)
"Happy would it be for the country if these two firebrands were expelled from the House ! Indeed, a motion has been made to expel Mr. Adams for subordination ..."

5. The Æneid of Virgil by Virgil (1910)
"On these he fell; while his exultant crew Brought firebrands, and he with heart aflame Grasped with a vengeful hand the blazing pine. ..."

6. The History of the French Revolution by Adolphe Thiers (1840)
"It is certain that several of the firebrands of the party had strongly pressed him to do so. There was reason to fear that he would suffer himself to be ..."

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