fireball


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Synonyms for fireball

an especially luminous meteor (sometimes exploding)

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a highly energetic and indefatigable person

a ball of fire (such as the sun or a ball-shaped discharge of lightning)

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the luminous center of a nuclear explosion

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Fireball, having led a peaceful and undemanding life up until that point, soon discovered I was more than the little girl who brushed him or brought him sugar cubes.
Under the concept, a submarine detected by a TBM's radar would be attacked by a Fireball with rockets and guns, and then finished off by the Avengers.
Police dispatchers from around the region reported dozens of calls about the fireball.
The Boeing 757 aircraft - carrying about 170 passengers - was preparing to depart from Tampa International Airport, Florida to Atlanta when the pilots noticed a small fireball shoot from an engine when it was turned on.
Two fireballs appear at the moment of impact, then there is smoke and a shower of debris.
"Just Good Fun was in a bad way after his race, but he's perked up now, and so have I after Fireball Macnamara's win."
The fireball disappeared, and I concentrated on flying away from the water.
Fireball will utilise the recently launched AltaVista Search Engine 3.0, which will allow the portal's users to search over 20m German-language web pages.
Given the size of the fireball, experts believe it may have caused meteorites to strike Earth.
A fireball was visible at dusk Sunday throughout much of the Midwest, including suburban Chicago.
According to the Yunnan Observatory of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the fireball was a "bolide", which is the name given to an extremely bright meteor.
THERE have been reports of blazing fireball meteors spotted across south Wales.
The agency is also asking anybody who saw the meteor or has any footage to fill out the Report A Fireball form on www.astronomy.ie.
Dedicated cameras set up by astronomers across the country routinely survey the sky for these bright fireball meteors every night of the year.
According to NASA, which calls them "a little-known meteor shower named after an extinct constellation," said it is possible to see them at a rate of more than one per minute, with many of them being of the exceptionally bright and longer-lasting fireball variety.