Firing iron

an instrument used in cauterizing.

See also: Firing

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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"The historical implications of these fights which would reverberate 100 years later is that it was men in ditches firing iron at another group of men in ditches.
Having said that I don't remember London protesters brandishing machetes, hurling Molotov cocktails or firing iron projectiles at innocent bystanders' foreheads Last time protesters in Europe dared to break down a few windows and steal a couple of Nikes they were branded rioters and put in prison.
The tumorous masses were removed surgically and the haemorrhage was controlled by chromic cat gut #1 and firing irons. The skin flaps were closed by vertical mattress sutures using non-absorbable suture material (Fig.