When Pete jumped in and threw in the clutch, there was a backfire that sounded like the crack of doom.
"Jean of the Lazy A" by B. M. Bower
He got three chugs and a backfire into the carburetor, and after that silence.
"Cabin Fever" by B. M. Bower
The firemen checked the advance of flames by dynamiting two large residences and then backfiring.
"Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror" by Richard Linthicum
Mr. Dilly was in the Woodruff District to build a backfire against this conflagration of the county superintendent.
"The Brown Mouse" by Herbert Quick
He was dropping off to sleep when he heard what he thought was a car backfiring outside.
"Jerry's Charge Account" by Hazel Hutchins Wilson
The only people around here that can make presents this year were smart enough to backfire.
"The Biography of a Prairie Girl" by Eleanor Gates
You see, it's my idea that Holmes is starting this as a sort of backfire.
"The Camp Fire Girls in the Mountains" by Jane L. Stewart
The truck was sputtering and backfiring, pouring out rank smoke as they reached it.
"A Yankee Flier Over Berlin" by Al Avery
He soon started a backfire in Quebec which brought Cartier to terms.
"The Railway Builders" by Oscar D. Skelton
The violent emotional stress causes a sort of backfiring of the mind, if you see what I mean.
"The Eyes Have It" by Gordon Randall Garrett
Not having a carburetor the engine could not backfire, further reducing the fire hazard.
"The First Airplane Diesel Engine: Packard Model DR-980 of 1928" by Robert B. Meyer
Nothing but Charley, and the sales of him had always backfired.
"Master of the Moondog" by Stanley Mullen
The backfire had burned for many yards westward, to meet the threatening wave of flame flying on the wings of the wind.
"Frances of the Ranges" by Amy Bell Marlowe
He had hardly finished speaking, when the Wasp backfired savagely, shook herself, then died completely.
"A Yankee Flier with the R.A.F." by Rutherford G. Montgomery
The jeep's motor backfired a couple of times as it approached Madison Street.
"Deadly City" by Paul W. Fairman
There was a sharp report under the bus, like a gunshot or the backfire of the exhaust.
"Janet Hardy in Radio City" by Ruthe S. Wheeler
But if it backfires and the truth comes out, you'll get full credit.
"Project Daedalus" by Thomas Hoover
Had his plan somehow backfired?
"Syndrome" by Thomas Hoover
Only the legend kinda backfired.
"Hoofbeats on the Turnpike" by Mildred A. Wirt
I have known an open throttle and late spark to cause backfiring.
"The Launch Boys' Cruise in the Deerfoot" by Edward S. Ellis
Charity could actually backfire on the very people we mean to help.
' Compassionate ' Measure Could Well Backfire.
Davenport 's reloading backfires for a night as long home winning streak ends.
But for a teenager in Arkansas, a texting prank backfired when she joked about hiding a dead body, and sent the text prank to a random local number.
Hamas leader Khaled Meshal is calling Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's bluff, a move that could backfire on the Palestinian enclave of Gaza straining to survive an onslaught of Israeli rockets.
And they usually backfire which this one did.
Can you name a situation when somebody was dishonest and it backfired on them.
Eastern Elementary Students Say Bullying Backfires.
Will China's Great Firewall backfire.
But it backfires, and eating terrible-for-your-health foods amps up inflammation, stressing out your body and brain.
Like most second chances, this one has backfired.
'Real Housewives of New Jersey' recap: Kathy's hot tub diplomacy backfires in a big way.
Interest-rate swap strategy backfires, costs city $186M.
German man's stress-calming naked walk backfires.
11-7-12: Perdue Poultry Trial Could Set Precedent or Backfire.