Definitions starting with F

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fire-bun, fire-bum

[cf. Guy. "Fiah, fiah, bun me han: chant by a person wishing to start a fight between two parties" (Yansen 37); origin uncer­tain, but cf. FIRE / or Krio kols-of-faya good re­turned for evil (cf. Bible, Romans 12:20) KED and DHS burn cheat] phr. a taunt to starts fight; when two boys are about to fight, a third picks up a stone and shakes it in his hand saying "Coal of fire burns me so bad" (White) or "Fire bun (or bum)" (Eleu) The first to knock it from his hand has initiated the fight. (Gen.)

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Last update: 2010-11-28 23:12
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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