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 Fire First.Fire-brand. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Fire-balloon.
 
A balloon whose ascensional power is derived from hot air rising from a fire beneath its open mouth. Montgolfier used such a balloon.   1
 


 Fire First.Fire-brand. 

 
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