scathefire

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From scathe +‎ fire. Compare German Schadenfeuer (fire damage). See also scarefire.

Noun[edit]

scathefire (plural scathefires)

  1. Destructive flames; conflagration.
    • 2012, Elizabeth Moon, Echoes of Betrayal:
      You will give them my order to proceed to the scathefire track, with rangers you will find as guides, and parallel the Pargunese, ... The other will parallel the scathefire track until even with the Pargunese and stay even with them as they move.