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Greek Fire

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A composition of nitre, sulphur, and naphtha. Two steeped in the mixture was hurled in a blazing state through tubes, or tied to arrows. The invention is ascribed to Calliniʹcos, of Heliopʹolis, A.D. 668.

A very similar projectile was used by the Federals in the great American contest, especially at the seige of Charleston.

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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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