Definition of Fireships

1. Noun. (plural of fireship) ¹



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Definition of Fireships

1. fireship [n] - See also: fireship

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fireships

fireproofs
firer
fireroom
firerooms
firers
fires
fires away
fires off
fires up
firesale
firescorched
fireset
firesets
firesetting behaviour
fireships (current term)
fireside
fireside chat
fireside chats
firesides
firest
firestarter
firestarters
firestick
firestick farming
firesticks
firestone
firestones
firestop
firestops

Literary usage of Fireships

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1. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1887)
"Lord Gambier, who commanded in the Bay of Biscay, had written that though ' the enemy's ships lie much exposed to the operation of fireships, ..."

2. Publications by English Dialect Society (1850)
"Secondly, it was Prudence not to deny it, since the French Fleet being Eighteen Men of War, Four fireships, and Twenty Ships of Burden, were certainly too ..."

3. Narrative of Services in the Liberation of Chili, Peru and Brazil: From by Thomas Cochrane Dundonald (1859)
"... others which accompanied us, viz. the Guarani, Captain de Coito, and Real, Captain de Castro, were intended as fireships. Two vessels of war, ..."

4. A Brief Historical Relation of State Affairs from September 1678 to April 1714 by Narcissus Luttrell (1857)
"30 men of war and 3 fireships to the coast of Catalonia to intercept the English Turky fleet bound home. Scotch letters say, an order is come thither for ..."

5. History of Europe from the Commencement of the French Revolution in 1789 to by Archibald Alison (1870)
"As any regular action with the fleet seemed hazardous in such a situation, Lord Gambier suggested an attack by means of fireships, in which the admiralty ..."

6. History of Europe from the Commencement of the French Revolution in M.DCC by Archibald Alison (1854)
"As any regular action with the fleet seemed hazardous in such a situation, Lord Gambier suggested an attack by means oí fireships, in which the admiralty ..."

7. Macariae Excidium, Or, The Destruction of Cyprus: Being a Secret History of by Charles O'Kelly, Irish Archaeological Society, John Cornelius O'Callaghan, 1850 (1850)
"Secondly, it was Prudence not to deny it, since the French Fleet being Eighteen Men of War, Four fireships, and Twenty Ships of Burden, were certainty too ..."

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