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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n firelight the light of a fire (especially in a fireplace)
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n firelight The light emitted by a fire, especially an open fire of any kind.
    • n firelight Same as fire-lighter.
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In literature:

Claude La Tour and his wife, the maid of honor, seemed to palpitate in their frames, with the flickering expressions of firelight.
"The Lady of Fort St. John" by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
The firelight flickered on his face, showing it very grave and still.
"The Swindler and Other Stories" by Ethel M. Dell
She found herself facing the same beckoning firelight, with the same reassuring silence about her.
"The Mayor of Warwick" by Herbert M. Hopkins
In the firelight, as the wave receded sullenly, men moaned, lay face down upon the ground, beat their hands feebly against the earth.
"Voodoo Planet" by Andrew North
Again she was very still, the firelight finding an odd smile upon her face.
"Wolf Breed" by Jackson Gregory
Darkness closed down on the camp, pressing on the edges of the firelight like a curious intruder.
"The Emigrant Trail" by Geraldine Bonner
Taking care to keep the firelight from shining on his face, he went nearer.
"Men Called Him Master" by Elwyn Allen Smith
The post-houses were red with firelight.
"Bohemian Days" by Geo. Alfred Townsend
But the firelight flickering in the hall caught ever an answering gleam from the old Wolf's eyes as he lay there gray, shaggy, and watchful.
"Golden Stories" by Various
The tiny diamond teeth flashed back at him in the firelight, and the rubies lit up the shadowy orbits.
"The Child of Pleasure" by Gabriele D'Annunzio
Glancing across at her from the opposite corner, Mary thought it must be the reflection of the firelight.
"Mary Gray" by Katharine Tynan
Stretched before our camp, I watched the grotesque figures leaping and dancing between the firelight and the dusky woods like forest demons.
"Lords of the North" by A. C. Laut
The days were now growing short, and supper by firelight was a common thing.
"A Canyon Voyage" by Frederick S. Dellenbaugh
He saw her frown plainly by the faint flicker of the firelight, and knew she did not relish a jest at such a time.
"Before the Dawn" by Joseph Alexander Altsheler
Vesty came, just as the firelight grew welcome and tender.
"Vesty of the Basins" by Sarah P. McLean Greene
In the storm and darkness, only fitfully broken by the firelight, we ate our supper under what shelter the low cliff afforded.
"Captain Mugford" by W.H.G. Kingston
When the firelight flared up it showed his fine profile.
"The Man of the Desert" by Grace Livingston Hill
All her masts, her spars, and her rigging showed black in the heart of a great ring of firelight.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
The firelight was perplexing.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
She enjoyed the pleasant firelight.
"The Tree-Dwellers" by Katharine Elizabeth Dopp

In poetry:

Cheerful at the board's head she sat,
Meek in the firelight dreamed.
The shining angel she suppressed,
And only woman seemed.
"Immortal Eve - IV" by Manmohan Ghose
The old man sat in his arm-chair,
And still on his kindly face
The sinking firelight flickered,
And the thoughts I could not trace.
"We Danced At Night In The Farm House" by Alexander Anderson
I know not; only as I sit
And watch the firelight shadows flit,
The voice that trilled its rich delight
Last year is dumb to me to-night.
"The Cricket's Silence" by Alexander Anderson
But what shall God not ask of him
In the last time when all is told,
Who saw her stand beside the hearth,
The firelight garbing her in gold?
"The Beatific Vision" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
And I sat and watched the shadows
Of the firelight sink and flee,
But my thoughts were of him and his dreamings,
And what those dreams could be.
"We Danced At Night In The Farm House" by Alexander Anderson
Winds awoke, and vixen-footed
Firelight prowled the glade;
The stars were hooded and the moon afraid
To vex the darkness with her yellow braid.
"The Rising of Glyndwr" by R S Thomas

In news:

Fun by firelight Celebrate summer with these yummy treats and silly games by the campfire.
" Firelight ": Hallmark Hall of Fame movie subtle, uplifting.
From left, Q'orianka Kilcher and DeWanda Wise of " Firelight ".
Cuba Gooding Jr to Star in ' Firelight ' TV Movie for ABC.
Cuba Gooding Jr is set to star in Hallmark Hall of Fame TV movie Firelight for ABC.
Or poured Jack Daniel's down your throat, while his bald head and wolf's-tail Mohawk glinted with firelight.
A visit to the island is a pleasant prologue to Firelight Expedition's Palahala, in southwest Tanzania 's Katavi National Park, where wildlife viewing reaches new heights.
Cuba Gooding Jr to Star in 'Firelight' TV Movie for ABC.
Firelight Performing Arts Academy presents Scrooge the Musical.
The caramelized-syrup windows of this colonial house are lit from within by a string of holiday bulbs, which flicker and glow like firelight.
Why relegate the pleasures of a crackling firelight to just one room of the house.
"Firelight": Hallmark Hall of Fame movie subtle, uplifting .
From left, Q'orianka Kilcher and DeWanda Wise of "Firelight".
DON'T GET US WRONG: We like a traditional Valentine's dinner, the firelight, the starched tablecloth, the waiters who try table check-ins between smooches.