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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.
4 ($4,000).-- That the Columbiad will burst at the first fire.
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. By removing a partition, Daylight had thrown two rooms into one, and this was the big living-room where Dede's treasures were placed--her books, and paintings and photographs, her piano, the Crouched Venus, the chafing-dish and all its glittering accessories.
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.
It came after a 999 call, with the first fire engine attending the scene within four minutes.
The first fire broke out at a two-story building owned by Angelina Muaoz along Trinidad street in Barangay 663 at around 2:32 a.
Jaime Ramirez, said that Jaren Repangcol was the city's first fire casualty for the year.
(Alba) is proud to announce that it has successfully conducted the First Fire of the First H-class General Electric (GE) 9HA Gas Turbine (GT) GE Unit 1 at Power Station 5 (PS 5), today, Tuesday, 30 October 2018.
The first fire occurred because of the wire, the second was arson, the third one, reportedly, was arson, too.

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