Fire Flare

A term of art referring to the histological changes seen in the thyroid of patients with Graves’ disease, in which the colloid at the edge of the follicles appear as flickered flames
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She made a stream of fire flare from his shield and helmet like the star that shines most brilliantly in summer after its bath in the waters of Oceanus--even such a fire did she kindle upon his head and shoulders as she bade him speed into the thickest hurly-burly of the fight.
It is to notice, with respect the act of scratching the match-head on the strike plate of the matchbox, of seeing the fire flare up.
While preparing to service engine oil he noticed a fire flare up on the opposite side of the keel beam, to the rear of the Jet Fuel Starter exhaust.
Although two were destroyed, Merseyside's joint police and fire Flare unit - set up to examine all blazes at commercial properties - found a third smouldering on a window ledge.
He said the apartment occupant removed the pan and put it in the sink, which made the fire flare up and set off the sprinklers.
During a tour of their facilities, experts told 7DAYSCethey even venture into Omani airspace, with permission, to fire flares into clouds before they reach the UAE and bring rain this way.
Navy ships are known to sound horns in the day and fire flares at night to tell others they need to be careful.
The helicopters - said to be better equipped to deal with the slower speeds of light aircraft - will carry snipers trained in air to air sniping, and will also be able to fire flares.
Spot fire flares up: A small spot fire flared up Saturday near Sunland-Tujunga, inside the western boundary of the burned-out acreage of the 250-square-mile Station Fire.
While the evacuation was being carried out, jet fighters were sent up to intercept the aircraft and fire flares to encourage it to move away.
Anti-war protesters planned to fire flares as Air Force Once arrived at the heavily-guarded airport last weekend.
Some 230 officers have been trained to use the new generation gun - a more accurate version of its crudely designed forerunner which was used to fire flares.