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Fire´less


a.1.Destitute of fire.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Hesiod's diction is in the main Homeric, but one of his charms is the use of quaint allusive phrases derived, perhaps, from a pre- Hesiodic peasant poetry: thus the season when Boreas blows is the time when `the Boneless One gnaws his foot by his fireless hearth in his cheerless house'; to cut one's nails is `to sever the withered from the quick upon that which has five branches'; similarly the burglar is the `day-sleeper', and the serpent is the `hairless one'.
Poverty looks grim to grown people; still more so to children: they have not much idea of industrious, working, respectable poverty; they think of the word only as connected with ragged clothes, scanty food, fireless grates, rude manners, and debasing vices: poverty for me was synonymous with degradation.
The mess stewards had found their fireless heating arrangements intact, and there was hot cocoa for the officers and hot soup for the men.
The men crept together in the mess-room in the darkling, wrapped in what they could find and drank cocoa from the fireless heaters and listened to his cries.
Genestas seated himself in a corner by the fireless hearth.
Anyway, there were those who said that, tired and fireless, San Miguel had opted to take it soft and lazy.
In the worn-out lino, the fireless hearth, the dank, musty smell of the place.
(2007) An assessment of The Energy Saving Potential and Heat Loss Pattern in Fireless Cooking for Selected Commonly Foods in Kenya.
I use a fireless cooker (basket) to cook food and also keep it warm.
Also in action this weekend will be the group's fireless locomotive Ardrossan, now the only working fireless locomotive in Britain.
In the morning, waking up shivery with fever in his fireless room, Coverdale cannot even contemplate "extruding so much as a finger into the icy atmosphere" (3:41) around him and wishes the reformation of society might be postponed indefinitely.