Definition of Firefanging
1. firefang [v] - See also: firefang
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Literary usage of Firefanging
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Agriculture in Some of Its Relations with Chemistry by Frank Humphreys Storer (1887)
"The tendency of manure to injure itself by firefanging is one danger to be avoided, as well as the risk of leaching by rain. Sheep manure or horse manure ..."
2. An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language ...: To which is by John Jamieson (1880)
"Hoving or firefanging, is so seldom met with in the sweet milk cheese of that county [Ayrshire], that nobody can tell from what it proceeds. Agr. Surv. ..."
3. The American Annual Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1864)
"... causing continuous fermentation without excessive heat, preventing firefanging, and insuring' entire disintegration, destroying weed seeds, and breaking ..."
4. Effective Farming: A Text-book for American Schools by Harry Oscar Sampson (1918)
"The manure ferments easily, which means excessive loss of nitrogen. Horse manure also loses much fertility by reason of firefanging, ..."
5. British Farmer's Magazine (1852)
"... upon our fields the inorganic constituents of the crops which we draw from them, in order to produce perpetual fertility ; otherwise, firefanging in our ..."
6. The Elements of Agriculture: A Book for Young Farmers : with Questions by George Edwin Waring (1855)
"... manures—thus rendering them less likely to injure the roots of plants ; and also increases their bulk, so as to prevent firefanging in composts. 3. ..."