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Then, over the next two months, as he bought a couple of hundred more, he watched the stock price blow up, setting markets afire with controversy and inducing one of the most dramatic short-squeezes in history.
A REDDIT USER ON WHAT IT’S LIKE TO BE PART OF “THE MOTHER OF ALL SHORT SQUEEZES”SAMANTH SUBRAMANIANJANUARY 28, 2021QUARTZ
I also found the camp and the country round about burning, the said Ygolotes having set it afire only a short time before.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898, VOLUME XX, 1621-1624VARIOUS
The insult that mademoiselle might overlook might even not have fully understood—set him afire with indignation for her sake.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
The room should be moist with steam when the sulphur is set afire so that the fumes will act effectually.
ESSAYS IN PASTORAL MEDICINEAUSTIN MALLEY
On the floor he spread a lot of wet oakum wads to prevent the splashing of the metal setting the floor afire.
BALSAMO, THE MAGICIANALEXANDER DUMAS
As supper-time came, they set this heap afire and let it burn for an hour or two, until the great flat ledge was at a white heat.
THE RIVAL CAMPERSRUEL PERLEY SMITH
If that same paralytic were lying in his bed at home and you set the house afire he would jump up and run.
ESSAYS IN PASTORAL MEDICINEAUSTIN MALLEY
The rest of the livestock was turned from the corrals and the cabin and stables set afire.
DAVID LANNARCK, MIDGETGEORGE S. HARNEY
Soon after, the cook smelt wood burning and searched the lower part of the house lest anything were afire.
THE ANIMAL STORY BOOKVARIOUS
He was coming like a house afire, his long hair blowing out behind him, and he was howling like a Comanche.
MOTOR MATT'S DARING, OR, TRUE TO HIS FRIENDSSTANLEY R. MATTHEWS

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