The flare-up was kept inside the companion with a box of matches ready to hand.
There has been a 'flare-up' about money between Cashel and him, and it is said he 'll lose the agency.
Wouldn't there be a flare-up if I just handed it over to the old maid?
The war had periods of flare-up and periods in which it seemed to be subsiding.
I did not notice all that when she burnt ...