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fire storm

[′fīr ‚stȯrm]
(ordnance)
A fire engulfing a city, produced by an air raid with incendiary or fire bombs.
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Such fire storms have also been produced by intense, large scale conventional bombing in cities such as Hamburg and Tokyo.
White wrote for children in a career spanning forty years starting with The Nubin in 1935 through to his last work Fire Storm which was published in 1979.
Another line from Black & Decker using a single-source battery system for all its cordless tools is the 18-Volt Fire Storm series.
However, through no fault of their own, they have become the centre of a political fire storm.
My wife comes from Wuerzburg, a Baroque city that suffered the tragic distinction of being the last city destroyed by the RAF, shortly after Dresden; 87% of Wuerzburg was destroyed in a bombing raid that lasted only 20 minutes, and the ensuing fire storm.
The whole thing seems like a fire storm without a real fire,'' Merchant said.
The crowds also enjoyed Flying Dudes who provided a wild rock n' roll circus and flying trapeze and Bushfire, an Anglo-Australian production, featuring pyrotechnic effects, a fire storm and a forest of inflatable plants.
A probe was meanwhile ordered into how the fire storm destroyed more than 400 homes and killed four people over the weekend.
A fire storm was burning through the Lane Cove National Park running through several affluent Sydney suburbs.
A fire storm, thought to have been started by an arsonist, was burning through a national park in suburban Sydney.
If you've been reading our serialisation of Fire Storm over the past few weeks you'll know we're looking for an original plot exploding with passion.
Skidmore's very readable history of Social Security is most interestingly a history of those who have opposed it--from the time of its inclusion in the Bull Moose Party platform through its passage in 1935 (and the ensuing fire storm in the '36 presidential election), from the anti-Medicare campaign to the more recent privatization movement.