Fiery cross

Fiery cross
Fiery Fi"er*y (? or ?), a. [Formerly written firy, fr. fire.] 1. Consisting of, containing, or resembling, fire; as, the fiery gulf of Etna; a fiery appearance. [1913 Webster]

And fiery billows roll below. --I. Watts. [1913 Webster]

2. Vehement; ardent; very active; impetuous. [1913 Webster]

Hath thy fiery heart so parched thine entrails? --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The fiery spirit of his forefathers. --W. Irwing. [1913 Webster]

3. Passionate; easily provoked; irritable. [1913 Webster]

You know the fiery quality of the duke. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. Unrestrained; fierce; mettlesome; spirited. [1913 Webster]

One curbed the fiery steed. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

5. heated by fire, or as if by fire; burning hot; parched; feverish. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

The sword which is made fiery. --Hooker. [1913 Webster]

{Fiery cross}, a cross constructed of two firebrands, and pitched upon the point of a spear; formerly in Scotland borne by a runner as a signal for the clan to take up arms. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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