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 for Fiery cross
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fiery \Fi"er*y\ (? or ?), a. [Formerly written firy, fr. fire.]
     1. Consisting of, containing, or resembling, fire; as, the
        fiery gulf of Etna; a fiery appearance.
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              And fiery billows roll below.         --I. Watts.
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     2. Vehement; ardent; very active; impetuous.
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              Hath thy fiery heart so parched thine entrails?
                                                    --Shak.
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              The fiery spirit of his forefathers.  --W. Irwing.
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     3. Passionate; easily provoked; irritable.
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              You know the fiery quality of the duke. --Shak.
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     4. Unrestrained; fierce; mettlesome; spirited.
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              One curbed the fiery steed.           --Dryden.
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     5. heated by fire, or as if by fire; burning hot; parched;
        feverish. --Pope.
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              The sword which is made fiery.        --Hooker.
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     Fiery cross, a cross constructed of two firebrands, and
        pitched upon the point of a spear; formerly in Scotland
        borne by a runner as a signal for the clan to take up
        arms. --Sir W. Scott.
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