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first fire

[¦fərst ′fīr]
(engineering)
The igniter used with pyrotechnic devices, consisting of first fire composition, loaded in direct contact with the main pyrotechnic charge; the ignition of the igniter or first fire is generally accomplished by fuse action.
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The glow of the first fire that began on the second of September was watched from the various roads by the fugitive Muscovites and by the retreating troops, with many different feelings.
Here be it said that in a whaling voyage the first fire in the try-works has to be fed for a time with wood.
Daylight had ridden across the valley more than once to confer with him about the undertaking, and he was the only other present at the sacred function of lighting the first fire.
Weller, 'as did that, and begun at two yards; but he never tried it on agin; for he blowed the bird right clean away at the first fire, and nobody ever seed a feather on him arterwards.
Compelled to receive the first fire and the first blows of despair and wrath, he laughed or bemoaned himself with the minister, as the case might be.
The master gave us a long account of the distress of his ship; how the fire began in the steerage by the negligence of the steersman, which, on his crying out for help, was, as everybody thought, entirely put out; but they soon found that some sparks of the first fire had got into some part of the ship so difficult to come at that they could not effectually quench it; and afterwards getting in between the timbers, and within the ceiling of the ship, it proceeded into the hold, and mastered all the skill and all the application they were able to exert.
In 1970 there was one fire vehicle in Muscat with two municipal employees, and in 1972 the first fire brigade was established in the Sultanate.
Witnesses said the 2pm inferno spread on a wide scale since the first fire engine to arrive at the scene did not have enough water.
It did not say when the first fire took place, however.
ISLAMABAD -- National Power Parks Management Company Private Limited (NPPMCL) achieved First Fire milestone of 2nd Gas Turbine at Haveli Bahadur Shah today at 12:06pm.
First fire is a crucial test where the gas turbine is turned on and run on fuel at the site.
The second blaze struck just hours after bosses reopened part of the fish and chip restaurant, after crews from as far as Middlesbrough spent six hours fighting the first fire.

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