prairie fire

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Noun1.prairie fire - an uncontrolled fire in a grassy area
fire - the event of something burning (often destructive); "they lost everything in the fire"
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The passion that awoke in him that day, when he saw her at the gate, swept along like an avalanche, or like a prairie fire, or like anything that drives headlong over all obstacles.
I sent the three men away, and then opened the sty gate and beckoned Sandy to come -- which she did; and not leisurely, but with the rush of a prairie fire.
The cave men and Sagoths in the dugouts seemed to wither before that blast of death like dry grass before a prairie fire.
You have seen a prairie fire where the flames have swept every trace of grass or plant from the surface of the earth and left only a blackened waste.
In mid-May, rangers linked the equipment from the park to a high school 12 miles away and gave an interactive video presentation about a park prairie fire, including a question-and-answer session.
Quarterly, Prairie Fire, Whetstone, and Contemporary Verse 2.
ANYONE FAMILIAR WITH THE DEBATES among historians about how best to interpret the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919 will find themselves disappointed with the account of the strike given in Prairie Fire.
In the fall of that year, 1905, we again had a most disastrous prairie fire which burnt a considerable slice of the available grazing so that there was a scramble for hay for winter feed.
Of the many uses of the gunnysack that he mentioned, he never mentioned how good a wet gunnysack was in fighting a prairie fire.
Her poetry and personal essays have appeared in several Canadian and American literary journals, including Event, Prairie Fire, and Water-Stone, and have been broadcast on CFRC, CKLN , and CBC Radio One.