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In the Bible, a young man who with Meshach and Shadrach emerged unharmed from the fiery furnace into which they were thrown by Nebuchadnezzar.


(Bible) Old Testament one of Daniel's three companions who, together with Shadrach and Meshach, was miraculously saved from destruction in Nebuchadnezzar's fiery furnace (Daniel 3:12–30)


(əˈbɛd nɪˌgoʊ)

a companion of Daniel. Compare Shadrach.
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After what seemed to him an interminable time, during which the flames had become a veritable fiery furnace at the far side of the room, the great black managed to reach the veranda, roll down the steps, and crawl off into the cool safety of some nearby shrubbery.
Him that saved Daniel in the den of lions,--that saves the children in the fiery furnace,--Him that walked on the sea, and bade the winds be still,--He's alive yet; and I've faith to believe he can deliver you.
Nevertheless,'' said Isaac, ``I must present myself at Templestowe, though he hath made his face like unto a fiery furnace seven times heated.
Meanwhile the rest of the Trojans were fighting about the other gates; I, however, am no god to be able to tell about all these things, for the battle raged everywhere about the stone wall as it were a fiery furnace.
If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king.
The last few days had been for us like the ordeal of the fiery furnace.
Has had the horrors, too, and fancied that four copper- coloured men in red wanted to throw him into a fiery furnace.
As for his rage, there is no telling what a fiery furnace it had now got to be.
I was turning over the hot, crisp pages, and positively revelling in my fiery furnace, when the following headlines and leaded paragraphs leapt to my eye with the force of a veritable blow:
If he doesn't care to enter the palace and make his guesses I'll throw him into one of my fiery furnaces.
Melting skin dripped dreadfully from burning bodies and the bare bones of the screaming victims gleamed white in the darkness of a tenebrous tunnel leading from the fiery furnace sizzling with suffocating smoke.
Recent refurbishment investment has truly paid off and it's a joy jumping into the back of an electric kart at the car park and being driven past the villas, elegantly-lit waterways and a fiery furnace centerpiece to the enchanting castle-like outlet.