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To: Woodland

Who decided to spell 'fiery' this way?


15 posted on 08/18/2005 3:39:17 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (Mr. Chambers! Don't get on that ship! The rest of the book, "To Serve Man", it's... it's a cookbook!)
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To: InvisibleChurch

fier·y (fr, f-r) KEY

ADJECTIVE:
fier·i·er , fier·i·est

Consisting of or containing fire.
Burning or glowing.
Using or effected with fire.
Easily ignited; flammable.
Having the color of fire; brightly red: fiery hair; a fiery sunset.

Torridly hot.
Feverishly hot and flushed: fiery cheeks.
Being in an inflamed, usually painful condition: a fiery boil.

Easily excited or emotionally volatile; tempestuous: a fiery temper.
Charged with emotion; spirited: a fiery denunciation.



ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English firi, from fir, fire ; see fire

OTHER FORMS:
fieri·ly (Adverb), fieri·ness (Noun), fiery (Adverb)


20 posted on 08/18/2005 3:49:30 PM PDT by paulat
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