Thesaurus / hang fire
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"A camp-fire would hardly flash and die out like that, Sarge," he answered thoughtfully.
She got up and stood in front of the fire, having her hand on the chimney-piece and looking down at the blaze.
The fire had been heaped over with earth—to screen it from prying eyes, I suppose, while the good work went on.
But, as the keel of the boats touched bottom, each boat-load dashed into the water and then into the enemy's fire.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
The men, whose poniards his sword parried, had recourse to fire-arms, and two pistols were fired at him.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
The smoke from her kitchen fire rose white as she put in dry sumac to give it a start.
THE BONDBOYGEORGE W. (GEORGE WASHINGTON) OGDEN
The rebels wished to advance from Lutao, but were kept back by the fire from the gunboat Maria Cristina.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
They found a few belated sowars of the 3d Cavalry, who took refuge in a wood, and the artillery opened fire at the trees!
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
The camp grew still, except for the rough and ready cook pottering about the fire, boiling buffalo-meat and mixing biscuit-dough.
The fire crackled around the Dutch ovens, and the odor of coffee came floating by.
WORDS RELATED TO HANG FIRE
- break up
- count out
- cut short
- hang fire
- hang up
- hold up
- lay aside
- lay off
- lay on the table
- lay over
- put a stop to
- put an end to
- put off
- put on back burner
- put on hold
- put on ice
- put on the shelf
- rule out
- stave off
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