from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An officer of artillery who superintends the composition of fireworks.
  • noun In Great Britain, the chief of a fire-brigade.


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  • In these Calendars the fire-priest is constantly referred to as _ah-toc_, literally “the fire-master.”

    Nagualism A Study in Native American Folk-lore and History Daniel Garrison Brinton 1868

  • Fig. 2-139: Setting of cones: a) Cones should be set similarly at each firing; b) Cone 6 has started to bend, warning the fire-master that the firing is soon to finish; c) Cone 7 is on its way down.

    2. Kilns 1987

  • Snake "[1] is an accomplished fire-master, and it is pleasant to watch him squatting like an ungainly frog in front of the hearth, and sagaciously feeding the flame with damp and spitting logs.

    A Holiday in the Happy Valley with Pen and Pencil T. R. Swinburne


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