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1. One of the five elements balanced by acupuncture treatments according to acupuncture theory (the others are water, metal, earth, and wood).
2. In dentistry, the fusing of water and a powder containing kaolin, feldspar, and other substances to produce porcelain used in restorations and artificial teeth.




Public health A conflagration. See Residential fire, Superfire.


n one of the five phases, or elements, in Chinese cosmological and medical theory, the characteristic manifestations of which include empathy, expressiveness, extreme emotions, extroversion, and sociability.


1. In dentistry, the fusing of water and a powder containing kaolin, feldspar, and other substances to produce porcelain used in restorations and artificial teeth.
2. One of five elements balanced by acupuncture treatments (the others are water, metal, earth, and wood).


naked flame.

fire ant
Solenopsis invicta; bites can cause severe conjunctivitis and corneal ulcers.
fire brand
see brand.
fire engine practice
see fire engine practice.
fire fish
members of the fish family Scorpaenidae, or scorpion fish which cause intense skin irritation.
fire injury
fire retardant
chemicals used to proof timber or fabric against fire. Many of these agents are poisonous. The best known are polybrominated and polychlorinated biphenyls.

Patient discussion about fire

Q. Does anyone have an issue with fire log? Every time my neighbors use fire log, I suffer. What can I do? I moved to the West Coast, and realized people burn a lot of fire logs here. I seem to have developed an allergy to it. Every winter, I suffer when neighbors use fire logs. I can not go around the whole neighborhood asking them not to use it. I am wondering if there's any patient advocacy to prohibit the usage of fire logs? I am sure there must be a lot of asthma patients who have the same problem with mine? If we regulate smoking, why can't we regulate fire logs?

A. I found some info like this.

I wish there's a regulation. If the healthcare cost is an issue for the government, they can reduce emergency visits due to asthma, by regulating fire logs.

Q. How do you tell the difference between chemical burns, and burns from fire? Please don't spare on gross words i would like to know everything there is to burns.

A. Here is a ton of info on both-

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Although the squad leader's role at the qualification is limited, his presence is particularly important because it shows the firers that he is genuinely concerned about their shooting ability.
The long range-800m and 900m-proved to be tough as reflected in the Super-X firers scores.
Det Supt Hesketh said: 'Any retailer with a large number of blank firers should contact their distributers, who have been very fair about compensation'.
The haul includes 19 pistols, three rifles, four shotguns,nine air rifles,eight air pistols, four imitation guns, three starting pistols, three blank firers and one ball bearing gun.
Since the 1982 Imitation Firearms Act, all blank firers must undergo tests which show they are not readily convertible into proper weapons before they go on sale.
By AYUMBA AYODIKenya's shooting team for Gold Coast Commonwealth Games is complete after the selection of women firers Linet Owiti and Maryanne Cheruiyot respectively.
The above firers posted top six percentiles per shoot last year, ranging from 93.
CHAPTER XII THE CORPS COMMANDER AND QUICK FIRERS DURING the latter end of 1915 the 19th Brigade were transferred to the 33rd Division, the Middlesex and Argyles were transferred to the 99th or tooth Brigades, and we, the Cameronians, 5th Scottish Rifles and 20th Royal Fusiliers now formed the 19th Brigade.
The interior minister has also ordered lodging a case against the police officials responsible who failed to register the FIR against the firers.
The COAS gave away the trophies and medals to the winner team and individual firers.
Anyone who hands in a gun - real or imitation firearms, air weapons or blank firers - to Merseyside police during the amnesty can send off their gun amnesty receipt, which will be exchanged by Frank Warren - himself a shooting victim - for a ticket.