Definition of Firebugs

1. Noun. (plural of firebug) ¹



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Definition of Firebugs

1. firebug [n] - See also: firebug

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Firebugs

firebotes
fireboxes
firebrand
firebrands
firebrat
firebrats
firebreak
firebreaks
firebreather
firebreathers
firebrick
firebricks
firebug
firebugs (current term)
firecall
fireclay
fireclays
firecracker
firecrackers
firecrest
firecrests
fired
fired away
fired off
fired up
firedamp
firedamps
firedog

Literary usage of Firebugs

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1. My American Diary by Clare Sheridan (1922)
""Not with firebugs?" Mary answered with perfect understanding. FRIDAY, JUNE 17. New York. i ...... -i »j^ My last night before sailing, and I was taken to ..."

2. Insurance and Crime: A Consideration of the Effects Upon Society of the by Alexander Colin Campbell (1902)
"... Argument — Actual Fire Loss and how it is Affected by Insurance — firebugs and their Methods — The Effects of Fire Insurance Abuses in Great Britain. ..."

3. Striking for Life: Labor's Side of the Labor Question : the Right of the by John Swinton, Samuel Gompers, Eugene Victor Debs, John William Hayes (1894)
"About the hour of sundown some unknown "firebugs" struck a match in order to ... The firebugs escaped, and it may have been that they were what the French ..."

4. A Momentous Question: The Respective Attitudes of Labor and Capital by John Swinton (1895)
"About the hour of sundown some unknown "firebugs" struck a match in order to ... The firebugs escaped, and it may have been that they were what the French ..."

5. Fire Prevention by Edward Franklin Croker (1912)
"The moving spirit of a band of firebugs, which is said to have been ... This man and his " firebugs' league " are said to have set not less than three ..."

6. Report of the Tax Commission Created by Act of March 1, 1899: To Inquire by Texas Tax Commission, Joseph Draper Sayers, Texas (1899)
"... and the firebugs; but have a care, for if repairs are not ... become so intolerable that the tenants of the attic will open the doors to the firebugs. ..."

7. Official Record of the First American National Fire Prevention Convention by Powell Evans (1914)
"At that time I regret we could not talk anything but fire incendiarism and firebugs, although some attempt was made to talk fire prevention. ..."

8. Striking for Life: Labor's Side of the Labor Question by John Swinton (1894)
"About the hour of sundown some unknown "firebugs" struck a match in order to ... The firebugs escaped, and it may have been that they were what the French ..."

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