Harvests perished like a moth that is singed in a candle-flame.
Not a single hair of the Captain's head seemed to have been singed.
His beard was singed in two places and his face was red and hot.
Twilled cloth of silk and wool; finished in the rough, not singed or sheared.
Still also have we to fear that incautious beards will get singed.
A smell of singed feathers ...