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  • Also need-fire. "Old English word for a fire ceremonially generated by intense friction between two pieces of wood. The purpose of these fires, which were employed well into the 1800s, was to counteract curses called blastings, placed upon livestock by malevolent witches or sorcerers." -Forgotten English

    January 30, 2012