Fi"er*y (? ∨ ?), a. [Formerly written firy, fr. fire.]
Consisting of, containing, or resembling, fire; as, the fiery gulf of Etna; a fiery appearance.
And fiery billows roll below.
Vehement; ardent; very active; impetuous.
Hath thy fiery heart so parched thine entrails?
The fiery spirit of his forefathers.
Passionate; easily provoked; irritable.
You kniw the fiery quality of the duke.
Unrestrained; fierce; mettlesome; spirited.
One curbed the fiery steed.
heated by fire, or as if by fire; burning hot; parched; feverish.
The sword which is made fiery.
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.