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fireball

fahy er bawl

  • n  an especially luminous meteor (sometimes exploding)
  • n  a highly energetic and indefatigable person
  • n  a ball of fire (such as the sun or a ball-shaped discharge of lightning)
  • n  the luminous center of a nuclear explosion

  • The ensuing fireball killed all 186 people on the plane and 13 more on the ground, making this the worst air disaster in Brazilian history.
  • Sunday morning, it looked like Texas was in the path of danger when police received numerous reports of a sonic boom, a visible fireball and debris descending in various spots .
  • Suddenly, across the noonday sky from west to east, swept a brilliant fireball.
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  • Gen James E Cartwright in FOXNews
    Alluding to a video clip of the missile smashing into the satellite, which he showed at the news conference, Cartwright said, "We have a fireball, and given that there's no fuel (on the tip of the missile), that would indicate that that's a...
  • Chris Petersen in San Francisco Chronicle
    In came Gary, a fireball of energy,Petersen recalled Monday. "And we were like, 'who's this guy, where did he come from?'"
  • Raymond Kelly in Times of India
    The bomb, Kelly said, "would have caused casualties, a significant fireball."

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