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Coals of Fire


To heap coals of fire on the head of a foe. To melt down his animosity by deeds of kindness.

“If thine enemy he hungry, give him bread to eat, and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink, for thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head.” Prov. xxv. 21, 22.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Coach (A)
Coach-and-four (or Coach-and-six)
Coach-and-pair (A)
Coach Away
Coached Up
Coal Brandy
Coals of Fire
Coalition Government
Coast Clear
Coast Men of Attica
Coasting Lead (A)
Coasting Trade
Coasting Waiter
Coat of Arms
Coat of many Colours. (Gen. xxxvii. 3)