Bale"fire` (?), n. [AS. bljr the fire of the uneral pile; bl fire, flame (akin to Icel. bal, OSlav. bl, white, Gr. bright, white, Skr. bhala brightness) + fr, E. fire.]

A signal fire; an alarm fire.

Sweet Teviot! on thy silver tide The glaring balefires blaze no more. Sir W. Scott.


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