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


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