from The Century Dictionary.
- noun An emanation of inflammable gas from a natural vent.
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Suitai was waiting at their small fire-well shielded by scrub growth-along with the six they had chosen from the uninjured to accompany them.
Conan The Unconquered Jordan, Robert, 1948- 1983
But with a final rush the engine-squad made for the fire-well at the corner of the square, brought up all-standing, and in a jiffy the intake pipe was unstrapped and dropped into the water.
The Young Railroaders Tales of Adventure and Ingenuity Francis Lovell Coombs
Folk, dimly illumined by the dull blue glow of the fire-well that shone through the mist, suddenly stopped with apprehension.
Darkness and Dawn George Allan England 1906