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 Fire. (Anglo-Saxon, fyr; Greek, pur.)Fire Away! 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Fire.
 
The Great Fire of London (1666) broke out at Master Farryner’s, the king’s baker, in Pudding Lane, and after three nights and three days was arrested at Pie Corner. St. Paul’s Cathedral, eighty-nine other churches, and 13,200 houses were burnt down.   1
 


 Fire. (Anglo-Saxon, fyr; Greek, pur.)Fire Away! 

 
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