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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Spontaneous Combustion.
 
Taking fire without the intervention of applied heat. Greasy rags heaped together, hay stacked in a damp state, coal-dust in coal mines, cinders and ashes in dust bins, are said to be liable to spontaneous combustion.   1
 


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