- 1The action of setting fire to something: the deliberate firing of 600 oil wellsMore example sentences
- Point-source and strip firing were used to control intensity as described in the fire plan.
- The damage constituted by the firing of oil wells reaches far into the future.
- The firing of houses and outhouses, warehouses, barns, stables and hayricks, could all be the subject of arson prosecutions in the Old Bailey.
- 1.1The discharging of a gun or other weapon: the prolonged firing caused heavy losses no missile firings were plannedMore example sentences
- The principal weapon uses electronic firing to reduce reaction times.
- Although the gunners may have a restricted field of fire, the flash, smoke or dust from the weapon firing will not be seen from outside.
- The submerged firing of the missiles can be conducted in a single salvo while the submarine is moving at a speed of 5 knots.
- 1.2The dismissal of an employee from a job: the recent firing of the head of the departmentMore example sentences
- The Church did not confirm their firing because of ‘employee confidentiality.’
- Therefore, under the present arrangement, these boards have the power that, eventually, will include hiring and firing of employees.
- In contrast, it pointed out that an employee's formal firing always results from an official act of the company.
- 1.3The baking or drying of pottery or bricks in a kiln.More example sentences
- Pottery, raku firing and photography will also be explored.
- At the same time, potters developed luster glazes by adding metallic elements to the surface of the glazed piece before a second firing in the kiln.
- Dutch enthusiasm for the new material was particularly keen and by the seventeenth century, one kiln could produce over half a million bricks in a single firing.
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