Balefire



a large fire in the open air; bonfire.
a signal fire; beacon.
the fire of a funeral pile.
Historical Examples

This word was the last which the wise old man harbored in heart ere hot death-waves of balefire he chose.
Beowulf Anonymous

A single window in the wing gleamed like a balefire in the rays of the setting sun.
Shapes that Haunt the Dusk Various

balefire devoured, greediest spirit, those spared not by war out of either folk: their flower was gone.
Beowulf Anonymous

noun (archaic)
a bonfire
a beacon fire
a funeral pyre

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