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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SCORCHER

Knowing him to be a scorcher I excused myself by saying that I was not ready to go.

Jack made up his mind that the paper he would write should be “a scorcher.”

"I take it you wasn't there yourself," the Scorcher chuckled.

Fust thing this morning I tole my missus we was in for a scorcher.

“This day is a scorcher,” Dan declared, mopping his forehead.

"Oh, we're going in for a scorcher," responded Banks, indifferently.

The third fight came off on November 2, and that was a scorcher.

"That last was a scorcher," chuckled Neal, who had been listening attentively.

In a few words the reporter told what the Scorcher had printed.

It's a big fire—a scorcher—and jest the time for a man to wipe himself out and not be missed.

WORD ORIGIN

"very hot day," 1874, agent noun from scorch (v.). It also means or has meant "stinging attack" (1842), "pretty girl" (1881), "line drive in baseball" (1900).

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