watch fire


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watch fire

n.
A fire kept burning at night, as for a signal or by a guard.

watch fire

n
a fire kept burning at night as a signal or for warmth and light by a person keeping watch

watch′ fire`


n.
a fire maintained at night as a signal or to provide warmth for guards.
[1795–1805]
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Noun1.watch fire - a fire lighted at night as a signal
visual signal - a signal that involves visual communication
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Screaming loudly to awaken the sleeping camp, he leaped toward the flickering watch fire and threw a mass of brush upon it.
At last the sun went down, the thousand watch fires glowed out, and through the darkness we heard the tramp of many feet and the clashing of hundreds of spears, as the regiments passed to their appointed places to be ready for the great dance.
The annual open day at Shrewsbury fire station saw more than 400 people visiting to watch fire crews demonstrate their skills and specialist equipment.
The Red Watch fire crew rushed to the scene where, led by Watch Commander Chris Hill and Crew Commander Joe Poynton, they raced against the clock.
| Win Thomason with Northfield Red Watch Fire Fighters, back from left, Simon Jackson, Adrian Lyden, Barry Thomason (son), David Grigg, Karl Burkinshaw, Dan Jennings.
Huddersfield's red watch fire crews collect for Children |In Need from motorists at the traffic lights outside the fire station at Outcote Bank 131115CFIRE_01
Cycles of three such as: SAW HORSE POWER; MEAL TIME PIECE; BACK WATER WING; DOG WATCH FIRE; and SALT WATER TABLE are harder to come by, and cycles of two, e.g., BOAT HOUSE, are downright scarce.
COMRADES Soldiers from the Black Watch fire a volley of shots over the grave as Darren is laid to rest in the cemetery in Cupar, Fife SAD SOUVENIR Lt Col Fenton presents the flag to mum Helen, left LOST LOVE Girlfriend Ashleigh and dad Graham believe that Darren was murdered LAST JOURNEY The coffin is carried away from the church SORROW: Mum Helen
Andadds on the third night:"Watch fire from top of hill - tremendous blaze - seems whole town alight.
London, April 24(ANI): 'Britain's Got Talent' judges Simon Cowell and Piers Morgan were thrilled to watch fire eating singer Tia Brodie strip on the show.
and those stirring the watch fire naked in the water