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noun (-, sg=Greek fire)
  1. (historical) A flammable substance first used by the Greeks of w:Constantinople, Constantinople to set fire to enemy ships, buildings etc.
    • 1819, Sir Walter Scott, Ivanhoe:
    • :"There is yet spirit in him," said Malvoisin apart to Mont"Fitchet, "were it well directed " but, like the , it burns whatever approaches it."

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