fire-eater :

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  • n  a member of a fire department who tries to extinguish fires
  • n  a belligerent grouch
  • n  a performer who pretends to swallow fire

  • He was neither fire-eater nor spellbinder, but to the liberals he became something more useful.
  • Charles Linza McNary, 66, Senator from Oregon for 23 years, is no fire-eater.
  • 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 & Articles

  • 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 ...
    Aug. 26, 2013 - West Seattle Herald

  • Annabel Goldie in BBC News
    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... Ernst Bloch WELT ONLINE Dec 15, 2008 37600 48683 fire-raising Tory justice spokeswoman Annabel Goldie said: A crime is committed every 78 seconds, with a drug crime and act of vandalism or fire-raising every quarter of an hour, a violent attack every half-hour and an act of indecency every 80 minutes."

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