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  • n  a building that would be hard to escape from if it were to catch fire

  • The ship was a firetrap.
  • After decades of neglect, the Bolshoi had deteriorated into a firetrap, and by the time the renovation started, more than 70% of the theater's foundation had been eroded by an .
  • Then he acquired the Sequoia, switched to the Potomac in 1936 after the Navy condemned the Sequoia as a firetrap.

  • Steve Chabot in Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
    Unless one concludes that suddenly the Delta Queen has become a dangerous firetrap, which was not the case for the last 40 years, obviously, then, something else is at work here and I think its pretty clear what that is,says Mr. Chabot.

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