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

  Scorch \Scorch\, v. i.
     1. To be burnt on the surface; to be parched; to be dried up.
        [1913 Webster]
              Scatter a little mungy straw or fern amongst your
              seedlings, to prevent the roots from scorching.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. To burn or be burnt.
        [1913 Webster]
              He laid his long forefinger on the scarlet letter,
              which forthwith seemed to scorch into Hester's
              breast, as if it had been red hot.    --Hawthorne.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. To ride or drive at great, usually at excessive, speed; --
        applied chiefly to automobilists and bicyclists. [Colloq.]
        -- Scorch"er, n. [Colloq.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  scorcher \scorch"er\
     a very hot day. [Informal]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: an extremely hot day
      2: a very hard hit ball [syn: scorcher, screamer]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  19 Moby Thesaurus words for "scorcher":
     Jehu, broiler, flier, goer, hell-driver, horse racer, hot day,
     hummer, hustler, jockey, racer, roaster, runner, sizzler,
     speed demon, speeder, stepper, summer day, turfman

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