Fi"er*y (? ∨ ?), a. [Formerly written firy, fr. fire.]

1.

Consisting of, containing, or resembling, fire; as, the fiery gulf of Etna; a fiery appearance.

And fiery billows roll below. I. Watts.

2.

Vehement; ardent; very active; impetuous.

Hath thy fiery heart so parched thine entrails? Shak.

The fiery spirit of his forefathers. W. Irwing.

3.

Passionate; easily provoked; irritable.

You kniw the fiery quality of the duke. Shak.

4.

Unrestrained; fierce; mettlesome; spirited.

One curbed the fiery steed. Dryden.

5.

heated by fire, or as if by fire; burning hot; parched; feverish.

Pope.

The sword which is made fiery. Hooker.

Fiery cross, a cross constructed of two firebrands, and pitched upon the point of a spear; formerly in Scotland borne by a runner as a signal for the clan to take up arms.

Sir W. Scott.

 

© Webster 1913.

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