incendiary

Definition: Chemical or person who starts a fire-literally or figuratively

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The Inside of the Cup - By Winston Churchill
...What do you mean by Christianity being incendiary ? "...
The Mobile Boer - By Alan Richard Illeigh Hiley, John Arthur Hassell
...They also experimented upon incendiary shells, but they were not a success ....
A Tale of Two Cities - By Charles Dickens, Edward Chauncey Baldwin
...On the incendiary flres see Taine ....
Kim - By Rudyard Kipling, John Lockwood Kipling
...It was a little matter of unauthorised and incendiary correspondence between a person who claimed to be the ultimate authority in all matters of the Mohammedan religion throughout the world, and a younger member of a royal house who had been brought to book for kidnappingwomen within British territory ....
The Return of the Native - By Thomas Hardy, John William Cunliffe
...got far to the west of south and stood directly in her face, like some merciless incendiary, brand in hand, waiting to consume her ....
Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc - By Mark Twain, Roy J. Friedman Mark Twain Collection (Library of Congress)
...Can it plan an incendiary fire ?...
Our Mutual Friend - By Charles Dickens, Marcus Stone
...The process requiring that Twemlow shall, for two hours after the application, allow his hair to stick upright and dry gradually, he is in an appropriate state for the receipt of startling intelligence; looking equally like the Monument on Fish Street Hill, and King Priam on a certain incendiary occasion not wholly unknown as a neat point from the classics . "...
Essays - By Ralph Waldo Emerson
...Coarse slander, fire, tar and feathers and the gibbet, the youth may freely bring home to his mind and with what sweetness of temper he can, and inquire how fast he can fix his sense of duty, braving such penalties, whenever it may please the next newspaper and a sufficient number of his neighbors to pronounce his opinions incendiary ....
The Damnation of Theron Ware - By Harold Frederic
...He set it down as a reaction from that doctor 's extravagant and incendiary talk ....
Twenty Years After - By Alexandre Dumas, Auguste Maquet
...1 `` An incendiary; the burden of whose song was his intention to assassinate me ....
Resurrection - By Leo Tolstoy
...He began with the woman punished for the illicit sale of spirits, the boy for theft, the tramp for tramping, the incendiary for setting a house on fire, the banker for fraud, and that unfortunate Lydia Shoiistova imprisoned only because they hoped to get such information as they required from her ....
The Circular Staircase - By Mary Roberts Rinehart
...Warner swore the fire was incendiary, and in view of the attempt to enter the house, jlhere seemed to be no doubt of it ....
History of Prose Fiction - By John Colin Dunlop, Henry Wilson
...pected, the lady elopes, proceeds straightway to the rendezvous, and ever after holds the winged incendiary in high estimation ....
Gabriel Tolliver - By Joel Chandler Harris, McClure, Phillips & Co
...He knew, too, that there were many incendiary hints in the address--hints that were illuminated and emphasised more by the inflections of the speaker 's voice than by the words in which they were conveyed ....