fire watcher


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fire watcher

n
(Military) a person who watches for fires, esp those caused by aerial bombardment
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Noun1.fire watcher - (during World War II in Britain) someone whose duty was to watch for fires caused by bombs dropped from the air
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
security guard, watchman, watcher - a guard who keeps watch
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As a teenager she was a dancer and toured the country doing pantomimes and during World War II she worked as a fire watcher, raising the alarm in emergencies.
So while her husband fevered over strategy in Whitehall, Clementine became a fire watcher during the Blitz.
A forest fire watcher named Roger Langham, whose farm was just west of the site, climbed a lookout tower to help searchers locate the wreckage.
In Second World War Coventry, Joan was a fire watcher, an air raid warden and blood donor.
Elizabeth wearing her fire watcher hat and hose and, strangely, a cigarette - given |to her by her photographer grandson Ron, even though she didn't smoke
At 15 I was a Fire Watcher in Dalton and had to have lectures on taKing the sandbags I was issued with to put out incendiary bombs.
I had to go first to the Cobden Hotel where the fire watcher had been tackling an incendiary and it was one of the new type, the lower half being filled with dynamite, which allows you just enough time to get busy putting it out and then explodes.
He was a fire watcher and was on hand, with his tin hat and shovel, to try to douse the flames sparked by the latest German wave of incendiary bombs.
Longtime tropical fire watcher Christopher Uhl, also from Penn State, comments in the same journal issue that "fire adds a whole new dimension to tropical disturbance ecology.
After his retirement, he was a fire watcher in the summer.
The courts were obviously busy because a Gateshead man was fined 20s (pounds 1) for being drunk while on duty as a paid fire watcher and, at Tynemouth, a lady was fined for selling a rabbit at a price exceeding the fixed maximum of 11d (fourand-a-half-pence) per lb.