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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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.
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
As night descends, atheists, humanists, and constitutional scholars tend a watch fire of rationality, hold at bay stealthy bottom feeders who, with charm and misdirection, subvert the national tide.
Several people gathered at the scene to watch fire crews battle the fire.
Now Gary, who is a Green Watch fire fighter with Durham Fire Brigade, is himself studying for a masters in archaeology at Durham.
Blueline Taxis sponsored the award for Outstanding Act of Bravery, with finalists Richard Hunter, four, Gateshead's Blue Watch fire crew and Kieran Baxter, 13, all up for the award.
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
WHAT THEY DID Blue Watch fire crews responding to a 999 call find a second-floor flat well ablaze As residents make their escape, firefighters are told a deaf neighbour is still in her flat Confronted with a fire spreading from a flat into the smoke-logged landing, they force their way into the woman's flat They make further searches in two flats to make sure all residents are accounted for A fire investigation finds the fire was started deliberately by a man in his own flat
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