Antonyms for backfire

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He got three chugs and a backfire into the carburetor, and after that silence.

After—as I said before, on the first shot, it was too sharp to be a backfire of an automobile.

It had caught fire from the backfire of the engine and the exhaust, but was not yet in a decided blaze.

They must backfire for a third of a mile before they dared hope the place was safe.

If you have to burn off the rubbish, do so in small spots at a time, then backfire toward the center.

Not having a carburetor the engine could not backfire, further reducing the fire hazard.

Mr. Dilly was in the Woodruff District to build a backfire against this conflagration of the county superintendent.

The backfire had burned for many yards westward, to meet the threatening wave of flame flying on the wings of the wind.

Soon he came to a place where someone else had obviously worked on a backfire.

The scene was getting weird and a return of the storm, a sort of backfire, made the whole thing seem uncanny.

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