fire-eater fire-eater

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a member of a fire department who tries to extinguish fires
  2. (n) a belligerent grouch
  3. (n) a performer who pretends to swallow fire

Usage(s):

  1. He was neither fire-eater nor spellbinder, but to the liberals he became something more useful.
  2. Charles Linza McNary, 66, Senator from Oregon for 23 years, is no fire-eater.
  3. NATO's champion fire-eater is Marshal Juin of France, commander of its Central European ground forces and one of the Allies' sharpest World War II fighting men.

News

  • West Seattle, Ballard artists prepare for Bumbershoot

    By Sarah Wyatt Decisions, decisions: watch a group of mariachi musicians, a nationally-acclaimed gospel choir, a 1980s “girl band,” a glass artist or a fire-eater? Is this an alternate universe? No, it’s Bumbershoot, the diverse annual arts event that takes over Seattle Center over Labor Day weekend. With artists representing a wide range of performing, visual and literary genres, the festival ...
    on August 26, 2013     Source: West Seattle Herald

Quotes

  • "The sword-swallower and the fire-eater, the man with the untearable tongue and the iron skull, the snake charmer and the living aquarium; Turks, pumpkin-men and female giants are there. And in addition to the strange foreigners, there are always...
    on Dec 15, 2008 By: Ernst Bloch Source: WELT ONLINE

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