Fire and Smoke


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Fire and Smoke

 

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  1. Blaze like a box of matches —Joseph Conrad
  2. (His house) burned like a candle —Sholom Aleichem
  3. A cloud of black soot stood in it [a room] like a fairy-tale monster in a thick wood —Boris Pasternak
  4. A flame as clear as a streetlight —Cynthia Ozick
  5. The flame reared like the trunk of an animal —Steve Erickson
  6. Flames fluttered like a school of fishes —Saul Bellow
  7. (Suddenly the) flame shot up, leaping like a dancer in the air —Alix Kates Shulman
  8. Oily flames curl like hair —Jean Thompson
  9. Ribbons of flame slithered like orange serpents across the … floor —Paul Kuttner
  10. The smoke ascended in a straight column, as though from a pagan altar —Isaac Bashevis Singer
  11. Smoke flared through his nostrils like an old painting of a dragon —David Brierly
  12. Smoke in the air like fog on the New Jersey flats —Carlos Baker
  13. Smoke (from his clay pipe) lay on the air like tule fog in a marsh —Bill Pronzini
  14. Smoke puffed from her nostril like a tiny exhaust —Ross Macdonald
  15. Smoke rose … like a snake —Hugh Walpole
  16. (In June when earth) smokes like slag —James Wright
  17. Smoke … spread itself out like an infernal sort of cloud —Joseph Conrad
  18. Smouldering embers of a fire blinked like red eyes —Ellen Glasgow
  19. [Earth and night] smoulder like the slow, curing fire of a Javanese head-shrinker —Ted Hughes
  20. Sparks flew against the [fireplace] screen like imprisoned birds —Margaret Millar
Similes Dictionary, 1st Edition. © 1988 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in classic literature ?
And while the Martians behind me were thus preparing for their next sally, and in front of me Humanity gathered for the battle, I made my way with infinite pains and labour from the fire and smoke of burning Weybridge towards London.
"If you have closed the door, which means the fire will take time to enter the next area because there is something standing as a barrier for the fire and smoke to spread.
A positive or negative time difference value presents a delayed or earlier detection on fire and smoke.
The fire and smoke in the interstitial space led to smoke flow into stairwells and the seismic joints as discussed later.
The CFD software used in the comparison study is Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS), which solves the Navier-Stokes equations numerically for the fire and smoke transport for a low-speed, thermally driven flow (McGrattan 2008).
"It's perhaps not something people think about, but if people close the doors then it limits the spread of fire and smoke in the event of an incident.
Officers from Stokesley and Danby stations attended the detached, privately rented property and found the fire had spread to beams in the living room, causing fire and smoke damage.
Fire officers said the cause was a faulty electric blanket which caused extensive fire and smoke damage to a bedroom and smoke damage to the rest of the property.
licensed distributor of SigniFire[TM], the newest technology in early detection of fire and smoke, announces Rafael E.
With the fire personnel busy retrieving equipment, he entered the building alone, despite the steadily growing fire and smoke. Officer Bohnstadt located an apartment with an elderly man inside, advised him of the fire and to get ready for evacuation, and checked on the other unit, at which he got no response.
Official release versions of NISTs computer programs for modeling and visualizing fire and smoke flow, Fire Dynamics Simulator 2.0 and Smokeview 2.0, are now available for download at http://fire.nist.gov/fds/.
The location of design fire scenarios should take into consideration places where fuel is likely to be present in addition to smoke development effects and the potential impact of the fire and smoke on occupants.