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pain that feels hot as if it were on fire

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a process in which a substance reacts with oxygen to give heat and light

execution by electricity

a form of torture in which cigarettes or cigars or other hot implements are used to burn the victim's skin

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of immediate import

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Burning Daylight's burning candlelight," laughed Dan MacDonald, as an outburst of exclamations and merriment came from the dancers.
The river, still dark and mysterious, was spanned by bridges that were turning coldly grey, with here and there at top a warm touch from the burning in the sky.
I could not dress myself without help, but I made up the fire, which was still burning, and got some coffee ready for them.
But this time, before he dozed again, he tied a burning pine-knot to his right hand.
La approached with upraised knife, her face turned toward the rising sun and upon her lips a prayer to the burning deity of her people.
She saw upon the altar the only creature that ever had aroused the fires of love within her virgin breast; she saw the beast-faced fanatic who would one day be her mate, unless she found another less repulsive, standing with the burning torch ready to ignite the pyre; yet with all her mad passion for the ape-man she would give the word to apply the flame if Tarzan's final answer was unsatisfactory.
It would have been strange enough, a man's enjoying himself in this quiet manner, while the prison was burning, and such a tumult was cleaving the air, though he had been outside the walls.
By planning ahead and ensuring that burnings are conducted properly, you can help protect your property and your loved ones.
Cross burnings have appeared in movies such as Mississippi Burning, and in plays such as the stage adaptation of Sir Walter Scott's The Lady of the Lake.
Does the fact that no one was physically assaulted as a result of the two cross burnings weaken the argument that cross burning poses a threat to public safety?
I think we can work something out,'' said Don Foote, an Air Force veteran who served in World War II and has participated in flag burnings since joining the post in 1949, a year after its founding.
Our case is based on state law, which we believe does a better job at addressing the problems caused by the burnings than federal law," Berman said.
The meeting was called by the San Fernando Valley Interfaith Council, to discuss a course of action for local religious leaders in the wake of an estimated 40 church burnings over the last year, targeting predominantly African-American congregations.
Randolph Scott-McLaughlin, vice president of the Center for Constitutional Rights, which is working with the National Council of Churches and the Atlanta-based Center for Democratic Renewal to stop the church burnings, said that his group was planning a number of similar civil suits.
Congress, the states and citizens now must discern the difference between a highly provocative act such as burning an American flag, which the court has said is an exercise of free-speech rights, and burning a cross, which the court has now ruled may be prohibited by law.