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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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  • Our earthly fire also consumes more or less rapidly according as the object which it attacks is more or less combustible, so that human ingenuity has even succeeded in inventing chemical preparations to check or frustrate its action.

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  • internal combustion engine
  • Fire codes are strict because of the danger of spontaneous combustion of the ingredients.

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